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Pawel Dobrzanski

Visiting Scholar 2023-2024 (Spring 2024)

Residency Dates: March 1 – May 31, 2024


Pawel Dobrzanski

Pawel Dobrzanski is associate 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, economic growth, productivity, dominant and left behind regions, effectiveness, 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. He will investigate the problem of “left behind regions” in the European Union to broaden the understanding of regional growth within the EU and the main forces behind it.

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


  • Associate Professor of Economics, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
  • Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Left behind regions in the European Union – productivity, structural and efficiency aspects



Areas of Expertise

Regional Development
Economic Growth
Structural Changes
Countries Comparative Studies

Select Publications

Dobrzanski, Pavel, et al. “Toward Innovation-Driven Competitiveness across African Countries: An Analysis of Efficiency of R&D Expenditures.” Journal of Competitiveness, vol. 13, no. 1, 2021, pp. 5–22,

Dobrzanski, Pawel, and Sebastian Bobowski. “The Efficiency of R&D Expenditures in ASEAN Countries.” Sustainability, vol. 12, no. 7, 2020, p. 2686,

Dobrzanski, Pawel. “The Efficiency of Spending on R&D in Latin America Region.” Applied Economics, vol. 52, no. 46, 2020, pp. 5020–5034,

Dobrzanski, P. and Grabowski, W. "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, vol. 37, no. 2, 2019, pp. 427-471,