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.