University of Bath

Brexit: The View from Poland

A panel of experts discuss Poland's view on Brexit, and the country's unique perspective on the European Union.

15 Nov 201711.00am
15 Nov 20171.00pm
The view from Poland
The view from Poland

Dr Christopher Hartwell, President of CASE's Management Board, and Professor Joanna Tyrowicz, Assistant Professor in Development Economics at the University of Warsaw, will present views and perspectives from Poland in response to Brexit. Topics to be covered will include:

  • migration labour markets
  • trade
  • growth
  • Poland's priorities in the Brexit negotiations
  • security and Russia
  • general developments in the EU

Dr Emma Carmel, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath, and one other panellist (TBC) will provide responses.

The roundtable will be chaired by Professor Nick Pearce, Director of the IPR.

Panel members

Professor Joanna Tyrowicz is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Warsaw and President for the Foundation of Admirers and Mavens of Economics. She earned her PhD in Economics in 2006 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Warsaw, she also holds a degree from the Katholike Universiteit Leuven. Between 2007 and 2017 she served as an Economic Advisor at the Economic Institute of National Bank of Poland, specialising in labor market and household issues. She has also been a consultant to The World Bank in projects on labour market issues. In 2009 she was a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University, and in 2010 she was a Mellon Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies. Her tenure book, Unemployment Hysteresis in Poland was awarded the Prize for Best Economic Book of 2014 by Polish Economic Association.

Dr Christopher A. Hartwell is President of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw, an Associate Professor at Kozminski University, and a leading scholar on the evolution of institutions. Dr Hartwell’s research concerns transition dynamics, the economics of institutions, and financial sector development. He has published in prestigious political science and economics journals such as the Journal for Common Market Studies, Open Economies Review, Post-Communist Economies, and Business Horizons, and regularly appears in print and other media commenting on economic issues of the day. In addition to his academic work, he has advised governments and the private sector on economic policy issues in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, among others. In his last position with the Moscow School of Management – SKOLKOVO, he led the Institute for Emerging Market Studies’ (IEMS) work in finance and institutional research, and he has worked for the World Bank Group in Tonga as the IFC’s in-country representative and for the US Department of the Treasury. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard. He is the author of Institutional Barriers in the Transition to Market: Examining Performance and Divergence in Transition Economies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and the author of the book Two Roads Diverge: The Transition Experience of Poland and Ukraine (Cambridge University Press, autumn 2016).

Dr Emma Carmel, investigates the social and political dynamics of public policy governance, and has three main areas of research.

The first is on theorising governance analysis, and applying this approach to explain public policy and public services developments in the EU and UK. Secondly, she undertakes work explaining migration governance in the EU, with particular emphasis on labour migration and social rights. Thirdly, she is developing a new strand of research on the role of expertise and knowledge in shaping the political sociology of the EU. Emma has particular methodological expertise in qualitative comparative research. Her main current research project is TRANSWEL, a three-year cross-national study of the way the welfare and social rights of migrants from within the EU are regulated and experienced transnationally.

About CASE

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