The Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences was founded on the 10th of December 1980 on the basis of a resolution of the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences approved on the 5th of January 1981 by the Prime Minister. The Institute obtained its legal personality from the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences on the 17th of October 1999.
The Institute Mission
• Conducting scientific research in the field of economic theory and analysis
• Development of scientific personnel
• Universalizing economical knowledge
• Popularization of Polish economic thought abroad
• Carrying out tasks assigned by the Polish Academy of Sciences
Scope of Research Conducted by the Institute
The Institute conducts research in the following fields:
• Economic Theory
• Economic Policy
• Analysis, forecasts and strategic studies concerning the Polish economy
• Analysis of the world economy and European integration regarding their influence on the development of the Polish economy.
Research conducted by the Institute includes also analysis of the economic performance of Poland's biggest companies (the "500" list).
On behalf of various government and non-government institutions, the Institute conducts surveys concerning:
• Restructuring of large companies
• Structural changes in the Polish economy
• Methods and instruments of economic growth
• Strategy of Poland's participation in the EU
Employees of the Institute
The Institute employs 40 scientific researchers. It is authorized to confer the academic degree of doctor and doctor habilitatus of economic sciences and to propose motions concerning conferring the degree of professor of economic sciences. The Institute's Scientific Council performs consultative and advisory functions and sets the course for scientific research. The chairman of the Scientific Council is professor Jerzy Osiatyński. The Institute's director is professor Leszek Jasiński.
Former directors of the Institute include: professor Jozef Pajestka (1981-1990), professor Cezary Józefiak (1990-1993), professor Marek Belka (1993-1996), professor Urszula Grzelońska (1996-1999),professor Zbigniew Hockuba (1999-2005)