Research Projects

Externaly financed

  • "Impact of financial support of SMEs on their performance during the coronavirus pandemics in selected European countries" financed by National Science Center of Poland (2022-2025) - Co-Lead Investigator. The project evaluates the effectiveness of financial support schemes of small and medium-sized enterprices during COVID-19 pandemics in Poland and France.

  • "Climate resilient coastal urban infrastructures through digital twinning" financed by National Science Center of Poland and European Commission within ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities Call (2022-2024) - Co-Investigator. The consortium involves eight partner institutions from Poland, France, Norway and France. The project will pilot a ground-breaking way to operate digital twins of cities, enabling data and “what-if” scenarios to be analysed and visualised in an interactive and immersive visualisation tool to be used by policy-makers, researchers, companies and citizens in 3 European urban areas: Kołobrzeg, Bourdeux i Møre og Romsdal. The project aims also to study urban resilience in light of the climate change.

  • "Operationalization of the Polish Development Management System. Improvement and introduction of innovative and effective solutions to the socio-economic and spatial system within the long-term programming of development" financed by NCBiR - Gospostrateg (2022) - Co-Investigator. This project aims at identification of Poland's development challenges in the social, economic and spatial dimensions and construction of scenarios of the country's development by 2050. The project aims also at including local communities into the research process via Citizen Science tools and quasi-experiments. Thus, the project will contribute to increasing the degree of social participation and trust in science.

  • "ISEED – Inclusive Science and European Democracies" financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2021-2024) - Co-Investigator. The project is aimed at determining to what extent digital media have contributed to polarization, rise of populism, and distrust in science. Also, it will shed light on how social media can ensure greater and more enlightened participation.

  • "Evaluation of the pilot phase of Cooperative Compliance Programme" financed by the European Comission (2021-2023) - Co-Investigator. This project is aimed at evaluating the Cooperative Complience Programme launched in 2020 by the Polish Ministry of Finance. The programme establishes a framework of cooperation between the tax authorities and the tax payers that is supposed to enhance trust and mutual cooperation. The project team, therefore, works in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance to ensure the effectiveness of the programme using an arrey of qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis.

  • NewUrbPact “A new urbanization model in Poland - practical implementation of the principles of responsible urbanization and a compact city” financed by NCBiR - Gospostrateg (2019-2020) - Co-Investigator. This project studies both sub- and des-urbanization processes in Poland using statistical methods. First, we determine borders of urban areas for each of the urban centers using spatial econometrics techniques and using different types of statistical data, such as population, time spent commuting to work and night-lights registered by the satellites. Then, we use this information to study the impact of urbanization processes on socio-economic outcomes in Poland using difference-in-difference and dynamic panels methodologies. This is the first project to study urbanization in Poland using an array of statistical methods. Moreover, it sheds light on the impact of urbanization on different aspects of people’s lives such as income, number of children, kindergartens and schools in districts, employment and real-estate markets.

  • “Impact of Political Regime Shift on Stock Returns of Oligarch Companies” financed by Global Development Network and Economic Education Research Consortium (2011-13) - Lead Investigator. The project studies the evolution of the stock prices of 17 politically connected firms around the time of the Orange revolution and two other crucial political events (2010 Presidential elections and the arrest of Yuliya Tymoshenko) in Ukraine. Using an event-study approach it is found that political connections do matter in Ukraine. Companies that are strongly linked with the two major Ukrainian parties (Orange coalition and Party of Regions) are sensitive to shifts of the political regime.

  • “Development of the land market in Ukraine” financed by Katedra Foundation (2011-13) - Lead Investigator. The first part of this project studies a reaction of investors of agricultural companies to events connected with the extension of the moratorium on land sales in Ukraine. The analysis is done for a sample of Ukrainian big agricultural companies that are traded on a stock exchange using an event study methodology and a dummy-regression approach. The second part of the project investigates the relationship between political corruption and land market outcomes. The third part of the project illustrates how institutional uncertainty may affect investment, land use, and crop mix patterns. In particular, in the Ukrainian example, the rights of tenants are viewed as uncertain in anticipation of establishment of an open market for sale of agricultural land.