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Local Coordinator:
Dr. Jaroslaw Beldowski
Email.: jbeldowski[AT]yahoo.com

Thesis Coordinator:
Dr. Jaroslaw Beldowski
Email.: jbeldowski[AT]yahoo.com

Mr. Łukasz Dąbroś (Programme Management Officer)
Email.: lukaszdabros[AT]gmail.com
Tel.:    +48 22 564 9345

Postal Address:
Warsaw School of Economics
Department of International Comparative Studies
Al. Niepodleglosci 162
office 228, building G
02-554 Warsaw

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Teaching Staff:
Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz

Prof. Mariusz Golecki
Dr. Michal Brzoza – Brzezina
Dr. Marcin Menkes
Dr. Katarzyna Metelska – Szaniawska
Dr. Agnieszka Slomka – Golebiowska
Dr. Wiktor Wojciechowski

Thesis Areas:
Transformation of Law
Contract Law
Labour Law
Environmental Law
European and International Law
Constitutional Law
Public Choice
New Institutional Economics
Banking and Monetary Law
Commercial Law
Corporate Governance
Securities Regulation
Law and Transition
Economics of Regulation
Law and Finance
Bankruptcy Law
Intellectual Property Law


jaroslawbeldowski Dr. Jaroslaw Beldowski has a doctoral degree from the University of Silesia and an LL.M in European Union Law from the Catholic University of Leuven. He is the recipient of several scholarships abroad � the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Open Society Institute (Chevening Scholar) at the University of Oxford as well as the Flemish Community and the Robert Schuman Foundation in Luxembourg. Prior to becoming the board president of the Civil Development Forum (FOR Foundation) in March 2007, Mr. Beldowski held a five-year tenure at the National Bank of Poland. Currently, Mr. Beldowski is also a member of the Polish Association of Law and Economics (PSEAP) Board, which he helped found in 2005. His research in law and economics focuses on contract law and legal transformation. He is the author and co-author of many articles and research papers on these topics. In 2009, he was co-editor and co-translator of the Polish language version of the R. Cooter and T. Ulen Law & Economics handbook.

Teaching Staff:
leszekbalcerowicz Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz is the Head of the International Comparative Studies Department at the Warsaw School of Economics. He has previously served as the Minister of Finance (1989-1990, 1997-2000) and as Governor of the Polish National Bank (2001-2007). Prof. Balcerowicz was a fellow at the University of Sussex (1985) and the University of Marburg (1988) as well as a visiting lecturer at universities in Austria, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Japan, India, Italy, Ukraine, Lithuania and the USA. Between 1992 and 2000, he was the Chairman of the Council in the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE). Prof. Balcerowicz is a member of the European Economic Association and the Polish Society of Economists. Nowadays, Prof. Balcerowicz is board chairman of the Civil Development Forum. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University in Aix-en-Provence, the University of Sussex, De Paul University of Chicago, the University in Bratislava, Viadrina European University, the University in Lima, George Mercator University in Duisburg and several Polish universities. He has authored several books and numerous journal publications. His research interests are institutional economics (impact of property rights, political systems, monetary policy, financial systems and taxes on economic development) and economics of transition.
BrzozaBrzezina Prof. Michal Brzoza-Brzezina is director of the Bureau of Applied Research at the National Bank of Poland and Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics. He worked at the European Central Bank and Austrian National Bank. His research is focused on monetary policy and monetary economics, he authored or co-authored numerous articles published in domestic and international refereed journals.
mariuszjerzygolecki Prof. Mariusz Jerzy Golecki (LL.D. Lod., Ph.D. Lod., LL.M. Cantab.) has been educated both in Civil Law (B.C.L. 1998 University of Warsaw) and the Common Law (LL.M. 2001, University of Cambridge, Trinity College). Marie-Curie Fellow at the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany (2002-2003). Since 2004 appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law, University of Lódz. 2004-2008 Adjunct Professor in Department of Economics, WSB-National Louis University in Nowy Sacz. Visiting Scholar in the Centre for European Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2008-2009), KEIO University in Tokyo (2010) and International Christian University in Tokyo (2010). He specializes in Law and Economics, Jurisprudence and Comparative Law. Since 2011 member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Association of Law and Economics (PSEAP), member of the European Association of Law and Economics, International Atlantic Economic Society and Japan Economic Policy Association. Author of 4 monographs and about 40 articles.
marcinmenkes Dr. Marcin Menkes completed legal education at Warsaw University, Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille 3 (France) and Jagiellonian University. He also completed Ph.D. studies in economics at Warsaw School of Economics. He is an author of over fifty publications in the fields of public international law, international economic relations and global governance, currently working as a senior lecturer at the Chair of Business Law at the Warsaw School of Economics.
katarzynametelskaszaniawska Dr. Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Warsaw. She has a Ph.D. (2006) and M.A. (2004) in Economics from the University of Warsaw, M.Sc. in Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven (2002) and M.A. in Law from the University of Warsaw (2005). She was a Marie Curie Fellow and Visiting Scholar at LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at Catholic University of Leuven (2002-2003, 2006). Her research focuses on Constitutional Law and Economics and Public Choice. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and monographs. She is a founding member and President (since 2009) of the Polish Association of Law and Economics (PSEAP), as well as Management Board member of the European Association of Law and Economics (since 2012).
agnieszkaslomkagolebiowska Dr. Agnieszka Slomka-Golebiowska is an Associate Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics. Previously, Director in the Industrial Development Agency responsible for corporate governance, restructuring and privatization (2006-2009), Professor Assistant at the University of Muenster (2003-2004) and consultant in Arthur Andersen (2000-2002). Since 2006, she sits on the supervisory boards. She holds Ph.D. in Economics and M.Sc. in Finance and Banking from Warsaw School of Economics, as well as MBA from the French Institute of Management. She received prestigious awards including Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and Polish-American Fulbright Fellowship as well as was visiting scholar at universities in Berkeley (Haas), Cambridge (MIT), Tucson (UOA), Munster, Copenhagen (CBS), Birmingham (BBS), Berlin (HSoG) and Vienna (WU). The author of numerous articles in professional journal and books on corporate governance.
wiktorwojciechowski Dr. Wiktor Wojciechowski is a senior lecturer at the International Comparative Studies Department at the Warsaw School of Economics. Between 2005-2008, Dr. Wojciechowski headed the Department of Labour Market Macroeconomic and Structural Analysis research team at the National Bank of Poland. Currently, he is a member of the management board and director of the Analitical Team at the Civil Development Forum Foundation. His research interests include institutional determinants of labour market performance, economic analysis of market deregulation, labour market reforms and labour relations. Dr. Wojciechowski is the author of several articles about the labour market in Poland and other EU countries.
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