Marzenna Anna Weresa
She is a full professor of Economics, the director of the World Economy Research Institute at the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). She holds Ph.D. degree in Economics (1995) and habilitation in Economics (2002) from the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). In 1999-2000 she worked as a research fellow at the University College London, doing research on foreign direct investment and its impact on host economies. Her research and academic teaching focus on international economics, in particular, issues relating to FDI, technology transfer, innovation as well as the effects of FDI and foreign trade on competitiveness. She authored and co-authored over 100 books and scientific articles. She has been carried out many advisory projects for enterprises and governmental organizations in the field of internationalization strategies, R&D and innovation. In 2012-14 she was a member of the High Level Economic Policy Expert Group – i4g, providing an advice to the European Commission on policies for research and innovation and how to turn them into growth. Since May 2014 she is a member of the Research, Innovation and Science Policy Expert (RISE) High Level Group (HLG) assisting the DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission in formulating recommendations for the achievement and functioning of the European Research Area (ERA) and implementing the EU research and innovation policies.
Mariusz-Jan Radło, Head of unit
He holds DSc in Economics (2015, Warsaw School of Economics - SGH) and a PhD in Economics (SGH, 2003). He gained a Master’s degree in Economics (1998) and Political Science (1999) at the Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin. He also holds a postgraduate degree in European Integration from the National School of Public Administration (Poland) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (France). Since 2004, he has worked as a research fellow and lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics. Between 2004-2007, he was the vice president for research of the Polish Lisbon Strategy Forum at the Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics, where he was responsible for the coordination of research projects investigating macroeconomic and sector reforms in Poland. He has participated in many research and consulting projects concerning economic policy, strategy development, and sector and macroeconomic issues. He was a visiting professor and lecturer at the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark (2009 and 2010) and at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Austria (2011). In 2012 (June-September) he was a visiting research fellow at Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary.
He holds PhD in PhD Economics (Warsaw School of Economics, 2008). He is employed in the Global Economic Interdependence Unit of the World Economy Research Institute, Collegium of World Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics. His research interests focus on the economic problems of Eastern Europe, including i.a. institutional and economic transformation within the East European Region (especially the impact of institutions and transaction costs on transformation in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine), Russia’s position in contemporary international relations, political and economic relations in the Baltic Sea Region as well as Poland’s and the EU’s ties with Russia and Eastern Partnership countries. The issue of international competitiveness and innovation is also an important part of his interests. He is the author of many publications on international economic relations in Eastern Europe and in CIS countries; he also participated in many research projects, including ones funded by the Polish National Science Centre.