In the beginning of 2017 the Polish economy slightly increased. The IRG SGH barometer (BARIRG) amounted to -7.1 pts. It is 1.6 pts up from the October, 2016 figure, and higher than one year earlier by 3.3 pts.
In February 2016 the industrial confidence indicator (ICI) increased again, by 4.4 points to -1.9 pts, and is now higher than a year earlier by 4.2 pts. The indicator calculated for private firms monthly grew by 4.4 pts to -2.4 pts. It is 4.8 pts up from the February 2016 figure.
Professor Elżbieta Adamowicz, Director of the Research Institute for Economic Development in the Collegium of Economic Analysis, has been elected for another four-year term of CIRET Council.
Professor Leszek Balcerowicz – the Head of the Department of International Comparative Studies – has been appointed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroszenko as his representative in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The professor has become a member of a special government-presidential group of strategic advisors created to support reforms in Ukraine.
In cooperation with the CIRET/KOF Swiss Economic Institute - Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) will organize a two-day Workshop on Economic Cycles and Uncertainty. This workshop will be held in Warsaw on Friday-Saturday, October 9-10, 2015.