Prof. Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski is employed as an Associate Professor in the World Economy Research Institute at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. He received his habilitation degree in Economics in the Collegium of World Economy in 2013 and Ph.D. in the Collegium of Economic Analysis in 2006.
His research and academic teaching focus on innovation systems, clusters, international competitiveness, internationalization of firms, and economies in East and South-East Asia. He is an author and co-author of more than 50 publications in these areas, including books, chapters, articles in scientific journals and expert’s reports. He has been engaged into consultancy work with governmental bodies, enterprises, and clusters.
Other experiences include visiting scholarships at the University of Macedonia in Thessalonica (1999-2000) and Oxford (2000) (during master studies), University of Southampton (2004-05) and University of Glasgow (2005-06, during Ph.D. studies, and 2016), and University of Coimbra, Portugal (2010), ICN Business School, Nancy, France (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), University of Richmond, USA (August 2011 – February 2012), INSEEC Business School, Paris & Bordeaux, France (2013), University of Latvia (2014), IAE Lyon University, France (2014, 2015, 2017), and Edinburgh Napier University (2016). He is also a member of the Association of Polish Economists and of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Network, coordinated by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
He is the Coordinator of the works conducted at SGH Warsaw School of Economics in the framework of ERASMUS+ project „Assessing and Improving Research Performance at South East Asian Universities" (REPESEA). He is also a Manager of a project financed by National Science Center (OPUS11) “The Dynamics and factors of innovation gap between Poland and China - international and regional dimensions”.
Prof. dr hab. Piotr Ostaszewski sat for an M.A. and Ph.D. in history at the University of Warsaw respectively in 1990 and 1998 for his thesis on Harry S. Truman's policy toward Vietnam. In 2004 he attained a post-doctoral degree at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 2013 he became a full professor. He specializes in 20th-century international relations in Asia.
Between 1990 and 2000 he worked at the University of Warsaw American Studies Center. In 2000 he has been visiting professor at Kent State University giving lectures on the US-China modern relations and modern history of Cambodia. In 2000 he became lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics. Since 2005 he has been Head of Department of Political Studies and, between 2012 and 2016 vice-rector for teaching and student affairs.
On 24 September 2017 she was appointed ambassador to South Korea.
Agnieszka McCaleb, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, World Economy Research Institute, Department of East Asian Economic Studies. She holds a PhD in Economics from SGH Warsaw School of Economics and a MA in Sinology (Chinese Studies) from the University of Warsaw. Agnieszka wrote her doctoral dissertation on the role of central and local governments in internationalization of Chinese firms. In 2016, she was awarded the Dekaban-Liddle Scholarship at Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow.
Agnieszka’s research interests include: East Asian economies, Asian multinational corporations, foreign direct investment, national innovation systems and competitiveness.
Marta Mackiewicz, PhD, is an assistant professor at World Economic Research Institute, Warsaw School of Economics. He deals with issues related to the innovation of enterprises, the competitiveness of regions, as well as selected issues related to regional development. She was involved in the implementation of over 100 research and evaluation projects, including international ones, e.g. Horizon 2020, ERASMUS + Capacity-Building projects in the field of Higher Education and Korea-Visegrad Group Knowledge Sharing Program. She worked in the consulting company Ecorys Polska for 12 years, where she carried out research, evaluation and consulting projects commissioned by public sector institutions, including the National Center for Research and Development. At Ecorys, she led the research team as the director of the Policy & Research department. She is responsible for cluster policy in the Ministry of Economic Development. She is the author of publications, expert opinions and analyzes for local self-governments, government institutions, the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank. Her achievements also include publications in foreign publishing houses: Peter Lang, Edward Elgar, Springer.
Anna Sznajderska, PhD, works as researcher at the Department of East Asian Economic Studies at Warsaw School of Economics. She is Senior Economist at the Economic Institute at the National Bank of Poland, where she is responsible for modelling monetary transmission mechanism. She earned her PhD from Warsaw School of Economics in 2014. She has master degree both in Mathematics (2009, University of Warsaw) and in Economics (2010, University of Warsaw). Her research interests include monetary policy, econometric modelling, and international macroeconomics.
Anna Maria Dzienis, PhD, adjunct professor at the Department of East Asian Economic Studies, World Economy Research Institute, SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Anna graduated from SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Pursuing her interest in Japanese culture, she simultaneously engaged in Japanese Studies at the University of Warsaw. As a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship holder, in 2008 she became a research student at Okayama University, before enrolling in a PhD course at OU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, which she successfully finished in 2012. For several years she combined both her fields of expertise working as an economist at the Embassy of Japan to Poland. Anna joined the Department of East Asian Economic Studies in 2017. Anna`s research concentrates on the current socio-economic and political issues in Japan and ASEAN countries, labor markets, skills strategies and interregional migrations.
Robert Dygas, PhD is an assistant professor at the Department of East Asian Economic Studies at the World Economy Institute. He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, Finance and Banking, and the University of Aarhus in Denmark, specializing in management (1996). He obtained a PhD in economics at the Warsaw School of Economics in 2003 (doctoral dissertation: "Strategic management in the mobile telephony industry in Poland in 1995-2001"). In 2011, he obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration diploma from the Warsaw University of Technology, Business School.
Research interests: geoeconomics, economies of Asian countries.
He has 23 years of professional experience in international corporations in the IT and telecommunications industries, and experience in the public sector.