Supervisors from Institute of Economics


Andrzej Szablewski is a professor of economics at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IE PAS) in Warsaw. For the past 30 years, his main field of intrest has involved issues concerning various theoretical and practical aspects of liberalization of the network industries, in particular the energy sector. He is the author or co-author of over 100 publications in this area. He has participated in and led numerous research projects, including EU-funded projects. Some of his recent and most important book publications include Zarys teorii i praktyki reform regulacyjnych na przykładzie energetyki [Outline of the Theory and Practice of Regulatory Reform, Based on the Example of the Energy Industry] (2003). In addition to his academic and research activity, he has advised numerous government bodies and committees on restructuring and regulation of energy sector as well as competition and energy policy. He has served as an adviser to President of the Antimonopoly Office, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, President of the Energy Regulatory Office, Secretary of the Office of the Committee for European Integration and Prime Minister of Poland. Currently he is the director of IE PAS.


Research interests:

Electricity transformation, stranded assets, death spiral, policy and regulation, policy, and regulatory challenges.


Major publications:

Szablewski A. (2020). “Sektor konwencjonalnej elektroenergetyki wobec wyzwania transformacji technologicznej”, Nierówności Społeczne a Wzrost Gospodarczy,  nr 1.

Szablewski A. (2018). “New developments in economic regulation: Lessons for the Polish district- heating sector”, International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), 27-29 June.

Szablewski A. (2018). “Kolejny etap ewolucji teoretycznej koncepcji i praktyki regulacji ekonomicznej” , Gospodarka Narodowa, nr 2.

Szablewski A. (2015). Regulacyjny wymiar liberalizacji: Wnioski dla sektora ciepłownictwa systemowego, Warszawa.

Szablewski A. (2012).  Liberalizacja a bezpieczeństwo dostaw energii elektrycznej, Warszawa.

Anna Ujwary-Gil is an associate professor at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences  (IE PAS) in Warsaw. She earned her PhD and DSc (habilitation) degrees in economics and management from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). She is a founder and editor-in-chief of the international Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI). Also, the founder and president of the “Cognitione” Foundation for the Dissemination of Knowledge and Science.


Research interests:

Network theory, organizational network analysis, knowledge management, business models, intellectual capital.


Major publications:

Ujwary-Gil A. (2020). Organizational Network Analysis: Auditing Intangible Resources. New York: Routledge.

Ujwary-Gil A. (2019). “Organizational network analysis: A study of a university library from a network efficiency perspective”, Library & Information Science Research 41(1), 48-57.

Anna Wziątek-Kubiak is a professor of economics at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IE PAS). She graduated in 1970 from the University of Gdańsk, where she also earned her PhD (in 1973). In 1987 she became an assistant professor at the Department of Foreign Trade of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). In 1998 she received the title of full professor. She has participated in and coordinated numerous research projects, including international ones, focusing on international economics and the development of economies undergoing transformation. In 2000 she received an EU Fellowship at Herriot-Watt University in Scotland. In 2001 and 2002 she has lectured in Hogeschool in Drenthen and Saxion Hogeschool in Enschede (the Netherland). For many years she has been working as an expert advising many Polish institutions (including the Central Statistical Office, Ministry of the Economy, Ministry of Higher Education). She is a member of the Methodological Committee of the Polish Statistical Office and Scientific Statistics Council.


Research interests:

Economics of innovation, international economics, micro economics.


Major publications:

Wziątek-Kubiak A. (2013). “Differentiation of Innovation Strategy of Manufacturing Firms in the

New Member States. Cluster Analysis on Firm Level Data”, Argumenta Oeconomica, 2 (31).

Wziątek-Kubiak A. (2012). “Diversity of Innovation Strategies of Non-cumulative Firms: The Case of

the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland” (in:) Financial Crises, Impact and Response: The View from

the Emerging World, (Ed. P. Koveos), ATINER, Athens.

Wziątek-Kubiak A. (2008). “Innovation activities versus competitiveness in low and medium technology-based economies. The case of Poland” (in:) Innovation in Low-tech Firms and Industries, (Eds. H. Hirsch-Kreinsen and D. Jacobson), Edgar Elgar.

Wziątek-Kubiak A. (2008). “Changes in export patterns of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland” (in:) Competitiveness of New Europe, (Ed. J.Winiecki), Routledge Studies in the European Economy, London and New York.

Wziątek-Kubiak A. (2007). “How Do New Member States Cope with Competition in the EU Market”, (in:) Industrial Competitiveness and Restructuring in Enlarged Europe. How Accession Countries Catch Up and Integrate in the European Union (Eds. I.Hashi, P.J.Welfens, A.Wziątek-Kubiak,) Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wziątek-Kubiak A., (2007). “The Uneven Integration of Polish Manufacturing Industries into the European Single Market“, Journal of Economic Integration, vol.22, issue 1.

Wziątek-Kubiak A., (2005). “Changes in Competitive Advantages of Transition Economies” (in:) Structural Change and Exchange Rate Dynamics in the Context of the EU Enlargement (Eds. P.J.J. Welfens & A.Wziatek-Kubiak), Springer Publishing, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo.

Wziątek-Kubiak A., (2019). “Business models innovation based on crowds: A comparative study”, International Journal of Management and Economics; 55(2): 1–22.

Joanna Kotowicz-Jawor is a professor of economics at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IE PAS), where she heads the Microeconomics Department. She was previously an assistant department head at the Institute of Planning (1968-1981), head of department at the Institute of the National Economy (1982-1991), head of the Investment and Development Processes Department at the Institute of Development and Strategic Studies (1991-2000), Deputy Director of IE PAS (2001-2005), professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Warsaw, lecturing in the Theory of Enterprise Development (1999-2005).


Research interests:

Economy of development, investments, innovations on micro and macro levels, industrial revolution 4.0.


Major publications:

Kotowicz-Jawor J. (2016). Innovativeness of the Polish economy in the transition period of development. Warsaw: Institute of Economics PAS.

Kotowicz-Jawor J. (2012). Influence of UE structural funds on the flow of knowledge to enterprises. Warsaw.

Kotowicz-Jawor J. (2008). Adaptation of Polish Enterprises to UE Market. Warsaw.

Kotowicz-Jawor J. (1998). Reconstruction of Microeconomic Development Mechanism. Warsaw.

Kotowicz-Jawor J. (1983). Investment Pressure in the Seventies. Warsaw.


Martyna Kobus is an assistant professor at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IE PAS) in Warsaw, soon slated to receive her DSc (habilitation) degree. She heads the Centre for the Studies of Inequality at IE PAS. She has published articles on the measurement of inequalities, poverty and well-being, with a particular emphasis on multidimensional inequalities and inequalities in health. Recently her research has focused on inequality of opportunity and the econometric evaluation of distributional impacts of policies. She is associate editor for the Journal of Economic Inequality. She is a recipient of many research grants and awards from Polish Ministry of Science and National Research Centre. Currently she is the Principal Investigator for two grants in international cooperation with Germany and the United States. As head of the Centre for the Study of Inequalities she coordinates a group of 6 researchers (PhD students and assistant professors) who have various interests related to inequality. In the past she has advised the Polish Ministry of Education on issues related to educational inequality.

Natalia Potoczek is a professor at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IE PAS) in Warsaw (since 2019). She earned her DSc (habilitation) degree at the University of Economics in Krakow, at the Faculty of Economics and International Relations. She conducts research in the Laboratory of Process and Network Analysis.


Research interests:

Business models, value chain, process and network approach in business and management.


Major publications:

Potoczek N., Głuc K., (2017). “Value Creation in Processes – A Sectoral Approach”, In: A. Nalepka, A. Ujwary-Gil (Eds.), Business and Non-Profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers’ Demands (Vol. 16, pp.553-568. Nowy Sącz, Nowy Targ: Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis University, Foundation for the Dissemination of Knowledge and Science "Cognitione").

Potoczek N., Ujwary-Gil A. (2017). “The role of organizational culture in the process reorientation of the company”, In: O. Dvouletý, M. Lukeš, J. Mísař (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (pp. 749-761). Czech Republic: University of Economics, Prague.

Potoczek N. (2017). “The Role of Human Resource Management in Achieving Process Maturity by Organizations”, In:  Z. Ndaba , T. Mokoteli  (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference  on  Management Leadership and Governance  (pp. 371-379). South Africa: Wits Business School Johannesburg.


Oskar Kowalewski is an associate professor at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IE PAN), a professor of finance at the IESEG School of Management, a member of LEM-CNRS 9221 and a fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously an associate professor at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Kozminski University and Vistula University in Warsaw. His primary research area includes financial system development, banking, corporate governance, and environmental finance. He has published numerous articles in leading peer review journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Family Business Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Financial Stability, and Journal of Corporate Finance. He earned his DSc (habilitation) in finance from the Warsaw School of Economics in 2014. He holds an PhD and MS degree from the Kozminski University in Warsaw and LLM degree from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.


Tomasz Łyziak is an associate professor at the Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IE PAS, since 2015) and an economic advisor to the Polish central bank (since 1998). He earned his PhD (2002) and DSc (habilitation) in economic sciences (2014) at the University of Warsaw. His research interests are related to empirical macroeconomics and include in particular the following areas: monetary policy and its transmission mechanism, measurement and modelling of macroeconomic expectations, macroeconomic modelling and forecasting and sustainability of fiscal policy.


Research interests:

Empirical macroeconomics, in particular: monetary policy and its transmission mechanism, measurement and modelling of macroeconomic expectations, macroeconomic modelling and forecasting and sustainability of fiscal policy.


Major publications:

Łyziak T. (2019). “Do global output gaps help forecast domestic inflation? Evidence from Phillips curves for Poland”, International Journal of Forecasting, 35, 1032-1041.

Łyziak T., Mackiewicz-Łyziak J. (2019). “A new test for fiscal sustainability with endogenous sovereign bond yields: Evidence for EU economies”, Economic Modelling, 82, 136-151.

Łyziak T., Paloviita M. (2017). “Anchoring of inflation expectations in the euro area: Recent evidence based on survey data”,  European Journal of Political Economy, 46, 52-73.