Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland (1994–1997, 2002–2003), Director of the Research Institute at the Kozminski University (Warsaw), foreign member of the RAS, Dr. Sc. (Economics), Professor. Author of 50 books and over 400 articles published in 26 languages, selected works: “Neither Washington, nor Beijing Consensus, but the New Pragmatism”, “Towards a Better future: Integration Perspectives”, “World in Motion”, “Globalization, Transformation, Crisis – What’s Next?”, “From Shock to Therapy. Political Economy of Post-Socialist Transformations”, “Whi ther the World: The Political Eco nomy of the Future” and others. Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities Research. Honorary Doctor of 10 foreign universities.