Professor Marek Belka joins IFP’s Program Council

Professor Marek Belka – former Prime Minister of Poland, Minister of Finance, president of the National Bank of Poland and an expert of international institutions – has joined the Program Council of the Institute of Public Finance.

“We are honored that Professor Belka supports our mission and is willing to share his knowledge and experience,” says President and Chief Economist of the Institute of Public Finance Dr. Slawomir Dudek.

Marek Belka is a professor of economic sciences. He is currently a member of the European Parliament. For most of his academic career, he was affiliated with the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Lodz. In addition, he participated in research internships at Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics.

He currently teaches at the College of Europe in Natolin.

He served twice as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance: in 1997 in the government of Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz and in 2001-2002 in the government of Leszek Miller.

In 2004-2005 he was the Prime Minister of Poland.

Professor Belka also held many positions in international institutions. From 2003 to 2004, he was head of the Coalition Council for International Coordination in Iraq (2003), and then director of economic policy at the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and from November 2008 he was Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department.

From 2010 to 2016, he served as President of the National Bank of Poland.

Professor Belka was sworn in as a new Member of the European Parliament on July 2, 2019. (term 2019-2024). He is a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, an alternate member in the Parliamentary Committee on International Trade, a member of the Delegation for Relations with the United States and an alternate member in the Delegation for Relations with Central American Countries.

In 2020, he was appointed to the Subcommittee on Tax Matters.

The Program Council of the Institute of Public Finance – in addition to Prof. Marek Belka – currently includes:

prof. Paweł Wojciechowski – chairman

prof. Elżbieta Adamowicz

Mirosław Gronicki, Ph.D.

Prof. Jerzy Hausner

Stanisław Kluza, Ph.D.

Ludwik Kotecki

prof. Cezary Wójcik