Dr. Marek Dabrowski is a Non-Resident Scholar at Bruegel, co-founder and Fellow at CASE - Centre for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw and Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Vienna.
He was Chairman of the CASE Supervisory Council and its President of Management Board (1991-2011), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CASE Ukraine in Kyiv (1999-2009 and 2013-2015), Member of the Board of Trustees and Scientific Council of the E.T. Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy in Moscow (1996-2016), Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (2014-2022), and Fellow under the 2014-2015 Fellowship Initiative of the European Commission – Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. He is a former First Deputy Minister of Finance of Poland (1989-1990), Member of Parliament (1991-1993) and Member of the Monetary Policy Council of the National Bank of Poland (1998-2004).
Since the end of 1980s he has been involved in policy advising and policy research in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Somali, Syria, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Yemen, and in a number of international research projects related to monetary and fiscal policies, growth and poverty, currency crises, international financial architecture, perspectives of European integration, European Neighborhood Policy, trade policy, and political economy of transition.
He has also worked as a consultant in a number of EU, World Bank, IMF, UNDP, OECD and USAID projects. Marek is the author of several academic and policy papers, and editor of several book publications.
Disclaimer of external interests
Obstacles created by Poland’s outgoing government and the deteriorating economic situation make the post-election outlook highly challenging.
The European Commission was right to let restrictive measures on Ukrainian grain lapse, but the decision has had negative side-effects.
The Russian economy has performed better than many expected since the war in Ukraine started, though the financial burden will be felt for some time.
This paper analyses Ukraine’s war economy management and performance, according to information available in June 2023.
Thirty years of economic transition in the former Soviet Union: Microeconomic and institutional dimensions
The transition experience in the former Soviet Union region has demonstrated a correlation between political and economic reforms.
Ukraine will need additional international aid to rebuild its economy and infrastructure when the war ends.
The purpose of this essay is to assess where FSU countries are 30 years after the break up of the USSR in terms of their economic and political system
Since fiscal discipline is essential for euro stability, any new governance framework must minimize the risk of cross-border negative spillovers.
A collection of articles compiled following a joint Bruegel-Intereconomics event on EU enlargment.
To sustain the innovativeness of its economy, Europe needs reforms.
Tackling inflation requires monetary and fiscal policy tightening. It should be done quickly to avoid building up inflationary inertia & stagflation
What would increase government support around EU enlargement, and what role could membership play in future peace talks?
The European Union should grant candidate status to Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as part of a long-term stabilisation strategy.
The record-high debt levels in advanced economies increase the risk of sovereign insolvency. Governments should start fiscal consolidation soon in an
Perhaps an analysis of the causes of the declining investment rate would bring us closer to explaining why real interest rates are so low.
Between 2007 and 2020, the balance sheets of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and the Fed have all increased about sevenfold. But inflati
Confronted with COVID-19, high-income Gulf countries have done better than most of their middle- and low-income neighbours; Jordan and Morocco are als
Even if a sovereign debt crisis is avoided, the public debt burden will negatively impact growth.
In the 2010s, the economic outlook of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region deteriorated, with numerous long-term socio-economic an
Political change in Belarus also requires deep economic reforms - what next for the country?
Central banks in emerging markets with weak currencies should not resort to unorthodox monetary tools such as quantitative easing as a response to the
Over the past five years conflict has led to a deterioration of Russo-Ukrainian economic relations while ties with the EU have been deepened. This shi
T he political events of early 2014 and the conflict with Russia had a strong negative impact on the Ukrainian economy.
Emerging economies have received little attention in the economic debate regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the performance of their primary market
The ‘new enlargement methodology’ may help overcome the impasse triggered by the inability of the European Council to open accession negotiations with
This paper’s main conclusion is that Russia’s economy cannot grow at the pace recorded in the early and mid-2000s because of the different external en
In the last decade, most advanced economies have grown more slowly than before. Slower growth has frequently been seen as a legacy of financial crises
Russia’s convergence to advanced economy income levels has stalled. Long-term growth prospects are still obstructed by sluggish productivity growth, l
Historically, the EU enlargement process played a powerful role in encouraging the EU candidates and potential candidates to conduct fundamental polit
What can Ukraine do to foster economic growth? How can the EU and other international partners help Ukraine with this process?
According to popular perception, emerging-market economies have not experienced serious macroeconomic and financial turbulence since the beginning of
Developments in digital technology have prompted a ‘tabloidisation’ of traditional media, created opportunities for the misuse of information online,
In the highly interdependent modern world, a country’s economy and its foreign policy are strongly linked. A country’s foreign-policy ambitions should
After the 2014-2016 currency crisis, Russia’s economy has returned to growth, albeit at a slow pace. In this Policy Contribution, the authors analyse
Marek Dabrowski and Lukasz Janikowski analyse why private money has historically failed in competition against sovereign currencies and what it means
For a long time, southern and eastern Mediterranean countries struggled with serious socio-economic challenges and dysfunctional economic systems and
The author contributed to the new issue of 'The Russian Journal of Economics' with a paper on the global dimension of the inequality trends
Since the beginning of 2018, currencies of two large emerging-market economies – Argentina and Turkey – suffered from substantial depreciation. Other
In the third edition of the "Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue" we will discuss trade flows and trade policy between Europe a
Democracy has not always accompanied market economy. But in modern societies, economic and political freedoms are increasingly interconnected. Democra
The modernisation of the Ukrainian economy and state continues to develop at an unsatisfactory pace due to a lack of pro-reform political consensus. T
The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and the Kigali Declaration may signal a new push towards economic integration on the Afric
The western Balkan economies are already closely integrated with the EU; the EU is their largest trade partner, their largest source of incoming forei
Given its geographical location, the region is important to the EU in terms of security, stability, trade and transit routes. The Western Balkan count
"Does the Conventional Wisdom About Productivity Need To Be Reconsidered?" On a recent collection of opinions, Marek Dabrowski was invited to give his
Central Asia consists of five culturally and ethnically diverse countries that have followed different paths to political and economic transformation
8 of the EU27 have not yet joined the Euro, and progress in euro-area enlargement seems to have stalled. Commission President Juncker wants to give ne
Ukraine’s late and incomplete economic reform created a class of super-wealthy oligarchs who now stand in the way of further liberalisation. The oliga
This Policy Contribution analyses the Ukrainian economic, institutional and political reforms of 2014-17 in terms of their sustainability and complete
After a decade of growth based on hydrocarbon booms, Central Asian countries are faced with increasing challenges to complete their transitions to a m
At this January's Davos meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced to a surprised audience that China would be the world’s new champion of global
This essay, published by CESifo, aims to summarise the experiences of the two monetary disintegration episodes, i.e. termination of settlements in TR
If the US moves ahead with Republican plans to introduce a border adjustment tax, the EU will need to decide on its response. Marek Dabrowski argues t
The principle of voluntary membership is a central value of the EU project, but it is also a source of many of its problems. How can the member states
The gross general government debt-to-GDP ratios in many advanced economies have reached the highest levels in peacetime history and continue to grow,
One of the consequences of the global financial crisis has been rapid growth in public debt in most advanced economies. This Policy Contribution asses
This paper offers an updated and comprehensive analysis of the currency crises in Russia and the former Soviet Union economies.
With some sanctions temporarily lifted, now is the chance for Iran to reintegrate into the global economy and political system. But comprehensive econ
The economic ties between China and Russia are growing. How will this relation affect Europe?
The concessions granted to the United Kingdom will encourage eurosceptic forces to demand special institutional solutions for other countries.
The lifting of international sanctions will have a big impact on the economic relationship between Iran and the rest of the world.
Compared with the ‘core’ of the world economy, emerging markets have limited room for manoeuvre when it comes to applying unconventional monetary poli
First edition of the annual "Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue"
Ukraine’s closer ties with the EU have been controversial. The Association Agreement is now facing a referendum in the Netherlands. But what exactly i
Presentation at the European Parliament – Delegation for Relations with Belarus.
UK House of Lords European Union Committee’s Call for Evidence on ‘Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union’.
The debate on Brexit focuses on the economic and political consequences for the United Kingdom, but ignores the impact of the new EU-UK agreement on t
Belarus must speed up its transition to a market economy, in order to return to growth and to avoid a new balance of payments crisis. But such reform
Despite the slow pace of market reforms, the Belarusian economy recorded quite impressive growth until recently. However the Belarus growth ‘miracle’
In the second half of 2014 and early 2015, international oil prices approximately halved. What have been the consequences of this sharp decline on net
To understand the deep causes behind Russia's recession, we must look at the history of the Russian transition and its partial reversal.
Recession in Russia has become a fact since mid-2014. What are the structural and institutional roots behind it?
A reflection on the experience of Greece and other countries who have implemented rescue programs
The government of Greece has rejected the creditors’ conditions of the continuing bailout program and is heading to imminent default on its obligation
Ukraine is perhaps the most convincing example of a victim of slow reform. Since independence in 1991, it has missed several political windows of oppo
In this Policy Contribution Marek Dabrowski argues that Ukraine must accelerate and better manage its reform process so as to overcome fundamenta
This Policy Contribution analyses the dynamics of currency crises in Russia and Ukraine and their regional contagion, with attention to changes in nom
This year countries of Central and Eastern Europe celebrate two important anniversaries: 25 years since the beginning of post-communist transition (19
Ukraine urgently needs a complex programme of far-reaching economic and institutional reform, which will include both short-term fiscal and macroecono