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Marcin Piatkowski

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017

Residency Dates: October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017


Marcin Piatkowski

Dr. Marcin Piatkowski is a Senior Economist in the World Bank, where his work focuses on promoting competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship in East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). He is also Assistant Professor of Economics at Kozminski University in Warsaw (currently on leave). Previously, he was Chief Economist and Managing Director of PKO BP, the largest bank in CEE, economist in the European Department of the IMF and Advisor to IMF's Executive Director. During 2002-03, he served as Advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, contributing to the fiscal reform program. Dr. Piatkowski holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Kozminski University and M.A. in Finance and Banking summa cum laude from the Warsaw School of Economics. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, OECD Development Center and London Business School. He authored a number of books and numerous papers on the growth fundamentals of the CEE region and proposed a new set of policy prescriptions called "The Warsaw Consensus". In his free time, he enjoys running marathons, participating in Half Iron Man triathlons, reading and dancing. He actively tweets at @mmpiatkowski.

During his tenure at the Center, he will write a book on “Poland’s New Golden Age. Insights from the Successful Post-Socialist Transition and the Way Forward”, which will examine the sources of Poland’s economic success since 1989, share lessons learned and policy insights for other countries, and lay out growth scenarios for the future.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Senior Economist, The World Bank
  • Assistant Professor, Kozminski University


  • Marcin Piatkowski, "The Warsaw Consensus: The New European Growth Model" in: Grzegorz Kolodko (ed.) Management and Economic Policy for Development (New York: Nova Science Publishers 309-332, 2014).
  • Marcin Piatkowski, “Poland’s New Golden Age: Shifting from Europe’s Periphery to Its Center” in: World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, WPS 6639. (The World Bank, 2013).
  • Marcin Piatkowski, Bart van Ark, “Productivity, Innovation and ICT in Old and New Europe”, in: D. W. Jorgenson (ed.) The Economics of Productivity, (London: Edward Elgar, 2009).

Other Material


Areas of Expertise:
Development economics
Economics of transition
Competitiveness and innovation
Financial markets

Research Topic:
Poland's New Golden Age. Insights from the Successful Post-Socialist Transition and the Way Forward