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 Unit team members


Józef Olszyński (Prof. SGH) is the Head of the German Economy Research Unit of the World Economy Institute and Director of the Polish-German Academic Forum at the Warsaw School of Economics. He started his employment at the Warsaw School of Economics in 1972, with 16 years break due to work in the Polish diplomatic service in Germany. In years: 1993-2000 and 2003-2007 he managed the Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy of Poland in Germany. He completed Masters degree in Economics in 1972. In 1978 he completed his PhD in Economics. In 1990 habilitation in international economic relations was granted to him.

Jürgen Wandel (Prof. SGH) is since 2012 representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Polish-German Academic Forum of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). He holds a PhD degree in economics and habilitation in agricultural economics. Prior to joining SGH he was senior researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), Halle (Saale), Germany, DAAD-Lecturer at the German-Kazakh-University (DKU) in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Agricultural Economics of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. His primary research interests are institutional change in transition economies, Polish-German economic relations, business groups, economic and agricultural policy, competition theory and policy and Austrian Economics.

Andreas Bielig (Prof. SGH) is since 2006 member of scientific staff of the German Economy Research Unit. In 2006-2012 he established as first DAAD Fachlektor Wirtschaft with a DAAD scholarship the institution Fachlektorat Wirtschaft of Polish-German Academic Forum at the Warsaw School of Economics. Here he is still active in organization and teaching. He graduated in Economics from the University of Leipzig (Dipl.-Vw.), gained his PhD degree in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Technical University of Ilmenau. Habilitation in Economic Sciences (dr hab.nauk ekonomicznych) was granted him at Warsaw School of Economics. He worked as research fellow in area of environmental economics and sustainability at the Helmholtz Research Institute (UFZ) in Leipzig. He is also senior research fellow of Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich in fields of innovation and intellectual property. His scientific expertise includes: Intellectual Property, Economic Analysis of Law, Institutional Economics, International Economics, Economic Policy, German Economy and German-Polish Economic Relations, Automotive, Sustainability.

Katarzyna Kaminska (PhD) belongs since march 2018 to the team of the German Economy Research Unit.