Zbigniew Bochniarz

Bochniarz, Zbigniew

Bochniarz, Zbigniew

Secretary General, World Academy of Art and Science;
Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, U.S.A.

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Secretary General, World Academy of Art and Science;
Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, U.S.A.

Dr. Zbigniew Bochniarz joined the Evans School faculty as a visiting professor in 2007. His teaching and research focus on sustainable development, comparative environmental policies, microeconomics of competition, and sustainability assessment of the transformation processes in post-communist countries. He is the author, co-author and/or editor of over 100 publications, including 15 books published on three continents in 12 languages. Since 2005, Zbigniew has been affiliate member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program at Harvard Business School. He has previously served as a visiting professor and senior fellow from 1986 to 2006 at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He also served on the faculty at the Warsaw School of Economics from 1968 to 1985. He is the founder of the Center for Nations in Transition at the Humphrey Institute, which has initiated more than 20 projects raising $38 million and training 44,000 people in the countries of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Zbigniew served as chairman of Environmental Partnership for Central Europe (Polish Chapter) Board of Trustees, honorary president of the ETP Foundation in Romania, and founding member of the ETP foundations in Bulgaria and Slovakia, the Center for Environmental Studies in Budapest, the Institute for Environmental Policy in Prague, the Institute for Sustainable Development in Warsaw, and the Energy Efficiency Foundation in Poland. Zbigniew holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and honorary doctorate from the Miskolc University.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

An Economist’s Reflections on Individuality, Human & Social Capital & the Responsibility of Academia: The Case of Poland and Central-Eastern Europe
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Human capital and social capital are gaining significance in economic development theory supported by mounting evidence from different parts of the world. The case of successful systemic transformation in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) provides evidence as to how important investment is in human capital and social capital to overcome the systemic crisis, complete the transformation to democracy and move toward sustainable development. Twenty years of...