Marek Góra

Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor initiative is a chance to broaden the link between academia and practitioners and to bring more rational arguments into public debates. I am glad to be a part of the initiative

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Belgium (courses delivered in Poland)

Research interest

Labor economics, pension economics, health economics, social policy

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Advisor to President of Poland (2002–2005)


PhD Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, 1988

Selected publications

  • “Political economy of pension reforms: Selected general issues and the Polish pension reform case.” IZA Journal of Labour and Development 2:2 (2013).

  • “Demography rules in pension systems.” In: Kupiszewski, M. (ed.). International Migration and the Future of Populations and Labour in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013; pp. 293–300.

  • “Preserving social models while regaining competitiveness: Can Europe do both?” European View 11:1 (2012): 55–62.

  • “Creating a good pension system: A challenge for Europe.” In Dykstra, P. A. (ed.). Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity and Age-Specific Vulnerabilities. The Hague: KNAW Press, 2008; pp. 1–16.

  • Shifting Perspectives in Pensions. IZA Discussion Paper No. 1369, 2004 (with E. Palmer).