Project Description

Marcin Piątkowski

Senior Economist at the World Bank

Marcin Piatkowski is a Senior Economist at the World Bank, based in Beijing, where he works with the government of China to promote innovation, improve the business environment and support green development. He is also Associate Professor of Economics at Kozminski University in Warsaw, the highest ranked business school in Central Europe. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Managing Director of PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland, economist in the European Department of the IMF and Advisor to IMF’s Executive Director. He also served as Advisor to Poland’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.

He holds a Ph.D. and habilitation in Economics from Kozminski University and an M.A. in Finance and Banking summa cum laude from the Warsaw School of Economics. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, London Business School and the OECD Development Center. He is the author of Europe’s Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland ( Oxford University Press 2018), which has been selected by Book Authority as one of the “100 Best Economic Development Books of All Time” and was awarded the prize of “The Best Book in Economics in 2019” by the Polish Academy of Sciences.

His personal website is at