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Tyrowicz, J.B.

Joanna Tyrowicz, born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1981. Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw. Assistant Professor of Economics at Warsaw University.

Mellon Fellow (1 February 2010 – 30 June 2010)


During my five-month stay at NIAS I spent most of my time preparing new papers and revising some earlier works, as well as writing a book, which was published at the end of May. The book has been a rather daunting and innovative attempt to quantitatively evaluate the quality of regional development strategies for Polish voivodships (provinces). This work was received well by the representatives of the regional institutions as well as the Ministry of Regional Development. A workshop with the key stakeholders was held at the end of May.

Preparatory work included gathering and processing alternative micro datasets: labour force surveys (LFS), firm-level panel, local unemployment data and primary documents (laws, regulations, etc). The LFS based analyses were the foundation for the presentation given during the AIAS (Amsterdams Instituut voor ArbeidsStudies – Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies) seminar on the wage formation in the transition economies held in April.

During my stay at NIAS I also finalised revisions of papers, forthcoming in Economic Studies, Empirica, Journal of Socio-Economics and Journal of Policy Review.