Presentation of the “Report of the Warsaw School of Economics and the Economic Forum 2021”

30th Economic Forum began with the presentation of the “Report of the Warsaw School of Economics and the Economic Forum 2021”, which was created by scientists from the best economic university in the country.

For several years, the inaugural event of the Economic Forum has been the presentation of the Report prepared together with the Warsaw School of Economics. This publication is one of the most important and comprehensive studies on the economic and social situation in Poland and in the Central and Eastern Europe.

This year, the presentation of the Report took place on Tuesday, September 7 at 12:00. It was attended by the rector of the Warsaw School of Economics, DSc Piotr Wachowiak, Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński, and prof. Teresa Czerwińska, Vice President of the European Investment Bank.

At the beginning of the report’s presentation, Zygmunt Berdychowski, Chairman of the Economic Forum Programme Council, gave a short introduction. He emphasized the significance of the Report: – It is a study that should be present in the office of every important person, not only in Poland, but also in whole Central and Eastern Europe.

Then, Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński pointed out that the Report is an excellent example of cross-sector cooperation. – The institute and the university create together a document that every country needs – especially during the pandemic.

– We are not afraid of difficult topics. – declared the rector of the Warsaw School of Economics, Piotr Wachowiak – The effects of the pandemic, changes in demography, health care, taxes – these are the most important issues discussed in the Report.

Professor Teresa Czerwińska said that the Report may be “the basis for an essential discussion”; not only in terms of the macroeconomic indexes, but also the social situation. – As the European Investment Bank, we are analysing the Report and its conclusions for Central and Eastern Europe very carefully. This region has many challenges ahead of it, but also opportunities for development, one of them is, for example, the green transformation – said prof. Czerwińska.

Later in the event, the report’s scientific editor, Mariusz Strojny, PhD, and other experts from the Warsaw School of Economics took the floor. They presented the most important conclusions from the publication, describing 11 research areas that the Report concerns – including transformation of Central and Eastern European countries, changes in the labor market, active aging and the impact of the pandemic on the banking sector.

The “Report of the Warsaw School of Economics and the Economic Forum 2021” was created by 55 experts from the Warsaw School of Economics. It can be found in the SGH Zone at the Economic Forum in Karpacz or in the electronic form, which will be available in a few days.