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Pawel Dobrzanski

Visiting Scholar 2021-2022 (2021-2022)

Residency Dates: September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 (Virtual)


Pawel Dobrzanski

Pawel Dobrzanski is assistant professor of economics and a faculty member in the department of mathematical economics at Wroclaw University of Economics and Business. His primary research interests lie in regional development, innovation ecosystems, economic growth, effectiveness of economies, international competitiveness, inequality, and innovation.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Dobrzanski’s research project will focus on regional imbalances in the European Union. Particularly, he will examine the influence of interdependencies between regions on regional growth from the innovation ecosystems perspective. His project seeks to make a broader contribution to understanding the main forces of regional growth within the EU.

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


  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
  • Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Topic

Innovation ecosystems as engines of regional growth in the EU



Areas of Expertise

  • Innovation Ecosystems
  • Regional Development
  • Dominant Regions
  • Innovation


Dobrzanski, P., Bobowski, S., Chrysostome, E., Velinov, E. and Strouhal, J. (2021). ‘Toward Innovation-Driven Competitiveness Across African Countries: An Analysis of Efficiency of R&D Expenditures.’ Journal of Competitiveness, 13(1), pp.5–22.

Dobrzanski, P. (2020). ‘The efficiency of spending on R&D in Latin America region.’ Applied Economics, 52(46), pp.1–15.

Dobrzanski, P. and Bobowski, S. (2020). ‘The Efficiency of R&D Expenditures in ASEAN Countries.’ Sustainability, 12(7), p.2686.

Dobrzański, P. and Grabowski, W. (2019). ‘Structural and productivity changes of Central and Eastern Europe.’ Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci: časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu/Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics: Journal of Economics and Business, 37(2).