Dr. Marcin Piatkowski is a Senior Economist at the World Bank’s office in Beijing, where he works with the government of China and Mongolia to improve the business environment, promote innovation and support green development. Before moving to Beijing, he led Bank projects in the Philippines, China, Poland, Ukraine and Latvia. Prior to joining the Bank in 2008, he was Chief Economist and Managing Director of PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland, economist in the European Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Advisor to IMF's Executive Director. He also served as Advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance. Since 2000, he has been Professor of Economics at Kozminski University in Warsaw, where he taught macroeconomics and global finance.
Marcin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Kozminski University and M.A. in Finance and Banking summa cum laude from the Warsaw School of Economics. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, London Business School and OECD Development Centre. He is the author of an international bestseller on “Europe’s Growth Champion. Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland” published by Oxford University Press in 2018. He is the founder of the “Save on Travel to Help the Poor” initiative, which encourages international institutions to provide staff with an option to switch air travel from business to economy and use the savings to fight poverty.
In his free time, he enjoys running marathons, participating in triathlons, reading on global history, dancing and watching football. He tweets at @mmpiatkowski