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 Head of the Department - Associate Professor Jacek Prokop, Ph.D.

jacek_prokop.jpgVice Rector for International Relations at Warsaw School of Economics
​Associate Professor

 Biographical note

​Professor Jacek Prokop has been a faculty member at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) since 1984. As of Sep. 1, 2016, he serves as the Vice Rector for International Relations, and is currently also the head of the Department of Business Economics. He received his PhD in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia, USA) in 1991, and he completed his habilitation at the Warsaw School of Economics in 2002.

From 1991 until 1998 he was a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Strategy at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois, USA). From 2000 until 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland.

Professor Prokop’s research interests are in the field of industrial organization, microeconomic theory and its applications. He has published his articles in such prominent journals as: Economics Letters, Journal of Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Development Economics, The Japanese Economic Review, The International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Research in Economics. His internationally cited works are on the takeover bidding, and on the problems of cartelization and monopolization of industries.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Prokop has also been involved in business practice; from 1995 until 1999 he held the position of Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, DC (USA), and from 2004 until 2015 he served as an independent member of the Supervisory Board of Pekao Pioneer UPC S.A. in Warsaw.

 Selected information

Research interests
microeconomics, industrial organisation, mergers & acquisitions, cartels

Most important publications
  • “R&D activities of enterprises, product market leadership, and collusion” (with Adam Karbowski), Zbornik Radova Ekonomskog Fakulteta u Rijeci - Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics, Vol. 36, No 2, 2018, pp. 735-753.
  • “R&D Activities in a Differentiated Goods Duopoly with Quadratic Cost Function”. In: Advances in Time Series Data Methods in Applied Economic Research, Tsounis, Nicholas, Vlachvei, Aspasia (Eds.), Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, 2018, pp. 135-145. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-02194-8_10
  • “R&D spillovers and cartelization of industries with differentiated products” (with Adam Karbowski), Journal of International Studies, Vol. 11, No 3, 2018, pp. 44-56. doi:10.14254/2071-8330.2018/11-3/4
  • "A Note on Bertrand Competition under Quadratic Cost Functions" (with M. Ramsza and B. Wiśnicki), Gospodarka Narodowa, No 2, 2015, pp. 5-10.
  • „Strategic Buybacks of Sovereign Debt” (with R. Wang), Frontiers of Economics in China, 7(1), 2012, pp. 1-21.
  • Process of Dominant-Cartel Formation".  The International Journal of Industrial Organization, 1999, 17(2), s. 241-257.
  • "The Dynamics of the Free-Rider Problem in Takeovers" (with J. E. Harrington).  The Review of Financial Studies, 1993, 6(4), pp. 851-882.​