Warsaw School of Economics and Institute for Structural Research, Poland
IZA World of Labor role
Vice President, Institute for Structural Research (IBS) Warsaw; Assistant Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Labor economics, health, social and educational policies
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of Advisory Board on Employment Policies for People Aged 50+, 2012-2013; Head of Labor Market Analyses Unit, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, 2005–2009
PhD Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, 2010
"Long-term unemployment in Poland." In: Bentolila, S., and M. Jansen (ed). Long-Term Unemployment after the Great Recession: Causes and Remedies. London: CEPR, 2016 (with P. Lewandowski).
"Gender inequalities in the Polish labour market." In: Razzu, G. (ed). Gender Inequality in the Eastern European Labour Market. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016 (with J. Baran, R. Keister, and P. Lewandowski).
"Lower coverage but stronger unions? Institutional changes and union wage premia in central Europe." Journal of Comparative Economics 44:3 (2015) 638–656 (with D. Marsden and S. Moriconi).
"Women as workers–In the middle of a marathon." In: Beblavy, M., I. Maselli, M. Veselkova (eds). Green, Pink & Silver? The Future of Labour in Europe, Vol. 2. Brussels: CEPS, 2015 (with A. Kamińska).
"Wage differentials across sectors in Europe: An east-west comparison." Economics of Transition 19:4 (2011): 749–769 (with F. Rycx F., I. Tojerow I., and D. Valsamis).
Employment has been rising, but disadvantaged groups and low participation of older people pose challengesIn the early 2000s, Poland's unemployment rate reached 20%. That is now a distant memory, as employment has increased noticeably and the unemployment rate had dropped to 3.4% in 2021. The labor force participation of older workers increased following reforms aimed at prolonging careers. However, participation remains low compared to most developed countries and the reversal of the statutory retirement age in 2017 leaves Poland vulnerable to the effects of population aging. Rising immigration has eased the resulting labor shortages, but women, people with disabilities, and agricultural workers remain underemployed. During the Covid-19 pandemic the slowdown in economic growth and increase in unemployment were small.MoreLess
Low coverage and greater fragmentation can limit the benefits of trade unionsIga Magda, May 2017Countries with strong industrial relations institutions and well-established social dialogue often perform well in terms of economic growth and social cohesion. The weak and fragmented bargaining and low levels of union coverage in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) raise concerns about these countries’ potential to maintain competitiveness, tackle demographic and macroeconomic challenges, and catch up with Western European economic and social standards. There is evidence that unions in CEE continue to protect their members and generate wage premiums, despite their institutional weaknesses.MoreLess