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 Unit team members


Professor Józef Olszyński is Head of the German Economy Research Unit of the World Economy Institute. Director of the Polish-German Academic Forum at the Warsaw School of Economics. He started 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 the year 1978 he completed his PhD in Economics. In 1990 he was granted habilitation in international economic relations.

Professor Jürgen Wandel is representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and professor of economics 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, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the German Economy Research Unit. He is active in the organization and lecturing at the Polish-German Academic Forum. He graduated from the University of Leipzig, gained his PhD degree at the Technical University of Ilmenau. He worked as a researcher at the Helmholtz Research Institute (UFZ) in Leipzig. Andreas expertise includes: intellectual property, economic analysis of legal, institutional economics and international economics. In 2006-2012 he was on DAAD scholarship at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Ireneusz Bil, PhD is graduate and post-graduate of the National Security Studies (SBN) at the University of Warsaw. He participated in the numerous scholarships (m. In. The US State Department, the Federation of the Bertelsmann Foundation Zeit) and scientific trips (Germany, USA, Israel). He is an expert and longtime employee of the President’s Chancellery and the National Security Bureau in the field of international security, economic and energy. His research interests include issues of the European integration, economic cooperation Polish and German policy and energy security. Author of numerous publications in the field of international economic relations and international security. Member of the Committee of International (International Association for Energy Economics).

Ewa Sońta-Drączkowska, PhD completed Master’s studies in Betriebswirtschaft at the Freie Universität in Berlin. In addition she holds Master's degree in German Philology from the University of Warsaw. In 2007 she completed PhD at the Warsaw School of Economics. The thesis: 'The impact of project management on the value creation of companies'. She is the author of 2 books: "Strategic Project Management” [edited by Prof. M. Trocki and E. Sońta-Drączkowska] issued in cooperation with Deloitte and "Managing multiple projects' issued in 2011 by PWE. In the Polish-German Academic Forum she teaches basics of management and IT project management. Her research interests focus on the impact of project management on the innovation capacity of enterprises and the ability of strategy implementation. In addition to her scientific career she has over 13 years of experience in management consulting. She is interested in German culture and economy as well as the Polish-German economic relations.