Działalność nasza nie będzie tylko papierowa, dydaktyczna lub agitacyjna.
Staraniem naszym będzie, aby wszystko to, co powiemy lub napiszemy,
przemieniało się w czyn. Tylko też z tego punktu widzenia
podejmować się będziemy zadań, które uważać będziemy za ważne.
Wnoszenie sporów partyjno-politycznych do prac Towarzystwa jest wzbronionym
(§5 statutu Towarzystwa Ekonomicznego w Krakowie, uchwalonego 1 marca 1921 r.)

Polish Economic Society

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Character and principal aims
The Polish Economic Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ekonomiczne, PTE) is an independent national association of economists. It was established in 1945 and continues the tradition of the Warsaw Association of Economists and Statisticians and Economic Societies operating in Cracow, Poznan and Lvov before World War II.
At present the Society has 6000 ordinary members and about 220 supporting members (firms, financial institutions, banks). It consists of 24 autonomous regional Branches, whose activities are co-ordinated by the National Board. The Polish Economic Society is a member of the International Economic Association and maintains broad international contacts. The Society's principle aim is to contribute by its activities to the development of economic thought and culture in Polish society.
This is reflected in the following statutory objectives:

  • To disseminate economic ideas and support the creation of favourable conditions for the development of the science of economics and the presentation of their achievements.
  • To promote economic knowledge and dissemination of economic culture in society.
  • To enhance the qualifications of economists in their various areas of professional speciality.
  • To initiate and support activities aimed at social, economic and regional development of the country in an environmentally friendly manner.
  • To seek the integration of economists representing academic science as well as business activities.

Appeal to economists of the Polish origin, living permamently abroad

How are these objectives pursued?
The objectives of the Polish Economic Society are pursued primarily by means of:
  • scientific conferences (national and international), symposia, congresses (The First National Congress of Economists and Lawyers was organised in 1887 in Cracow, The 8th Congress of Polish Economists was held in November 2007 in Warsaw);
  • research projects (under the auspices of the Scientific Council of PTE) including reviews and appraisals of the economic situation of the country and special annual reports devoted to selected problems of the economic development of Poland;
  • training programmes (seminars, courses, trainings and lectures);
  • consulting, advisory and information activities related to social and economic issues;
  • organising post-secondary schools and colleges with an economic profile (i.e. College of Management and Finance in Bydgoszcz, College "Oeconomicus" in Szczecin, Malopolska School of Economies in Tarnow);
  • publishing activities, including publication of scientific journals, bulletins as well as theoretical and professional publications;
  • organising an annual National Economic Contest for high school students (in co-operation with the Ministry of National Education).
Activities of the Society are focused both on current issues of the Polish economy and its perspectives (including problems related to integration with the European Union), and pertinent theoretical issues of economics.

Phishing for Phools. The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

The book is characterized by accessible narration and plenty of colorful metaphors, moving descriptions of cases from everyday life, afflicting and shocking examples of fraud on the market. At the same time reading the book provides a good dose of knowledge of modern economy and economics. This book should read anyone who does not want to fall into the trap-free market, anyone who does not want to be the title pushover caught in the network market. Parliamentarians and socio-economic policy creators should be especially interested in it. This is useful reading for practitioners and free market researchers, for economists, lawyers, sociologists, economic historians and others. And most importantly, it is a book that is very useful for the ordinary man in the street struggling everyday with market temptations and traps.

Protection of the Rights of Creditors in Poland

The Polish Economic Society published a book entitled "Protection of the Rights of Creditors in Poland. Economic Dimension, Transaction Costs, Legal Forms of Security, Computerization of the Judiciary." It is published as part of the project "Assessment of the level of effective protection of creditors' rights in Poland in the years 2004-2012 - transaction costs of vindicate rights of contracts" financed by the National Center for Science on the basis of the Decision DEC-2013/09 / B / HS4 / 03605. The project was realised by the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and the University of Wrocław.

Balancing the Banks. Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis

The financial crisis, which began in the United States in 2007, soon spread throughout the world, causing the bankruptcy of many banks. The situation resulted in the need for unprecedented financial aid of the state to save the global financial system. The book "Balancing the Banks", written by three prominent finance experts from the perspective of international finance, presents the important lessons from the crisis and proposes a number of important changes for the financial market regulation system. It also gives important indications about the way of treatment of banks with financial difficulty in the future.

The State and the Economy

In connection with the jubilee of the XXX Economic Knowledge Competition, the Main Committee of the Competition prepared a publication entitled "The State and Economy". The book is a collective work edited by prof. Stanisław Owsiak.

Individual texts were prepared by members of the Committee and invited authors, who had been associated with the Polish Economic Association for many years. These articles are located in a wide area of research on relations between the state and the economy, although in different chapters of the book, the different authors, accents has been distributed differently.

The publication includes theoretical reflections and opinions on economic policy, arising not only from the theory of economics, but also from the practical experience of the authors.

Finance and the Good Society

After a deep financial crisis, the reputation of the financial sector has deteriorated dramatically. Robert Shiller did not absolve the financial sector from the blame, but he was probably the only man who correctly predicted both the Internet bubble in 2000 and the real estate bubble in 2007, which led to a deep and prolonged crisis. But in this important and up-to-date book, the author claims that instead of deploring the financial sector, it must be transformed so that it serves better a society. He convinces us that the financial system is not a big parasite for society, but the key to solution to many social problems and raising standard of living. We need more financial products, not less, and the financial system must be more actively involved in achieving important social goals.

  • Second Day (29th January 2019 - Polish Day) of the jubilee, international conference "In Quest of a Better World: Economics and Politics" - leading Polish economists, co-authors of the book published by PWN Publishing House "Economics and politics. Around the economic theory of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (edited by prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska) will discuss the most important challenges of modern economics and politics, especially from the point of view of opportunities and threats faced by European and Polish economy. More
  • Elżbieta Mączyńska: State Performance During the Digital Revolution. Polish Market 12 (266)/2017   Więcej>>
  • Polish Market Special Edition No. 259/2017, s. 10-12 - Prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska talks to Ewelina Janczylik-Foryś - Economics puts people first
  • Poland Today - Walking on a tightrope - Prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska: Poland's economy needs a shot of  caffeine like a morning coffee  Więcej
  • Elżbieta Mączyńska: Economy: regulate or deregulate? Polish Market 3/2017 Artykuł
  • Эльжбета Мончиньская, Экзогенные, цивилизационные и устройственные обусловленности инновационного развития польской экономики, Международная научная конференция «ИМПЕРАТИВЫ СОТРУДНИЧЕСТВА В ТУРБУЛЕНТНОМ МИРЕ» под патронатом Посольства Республики Польша в России, 22 октября 2015 г., Москва, Институт экономики РАН
  • Elżbieta Mączyńska, Piotr Pysz, Classical Liberalism, Neoliberalism and Ordoliberalism, OIKONOMOS Journal Of Social Market Economy 1(2) 201, p. 17-39
  • Elżbieta Mączyńska, Regional Asymmetries - Basis, Consequences and Counter-measures, Mazowsze Studia Regionalne, MBPR, Warszawa 2015
  • Elżbieta Mączyńska, Das Entwicklungspotenzial Polens imKontext der Hypothese über die neue säkulare Stagnation
  • Balance, Club of Rome Magazine, issue No.1, march 2015
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“The submission of party and political disputes to the work of the Society is forbidden”.
(§5 of the statute of the Economic Society in Kraków, passed on the 1st March 1921)
Natural persons and legal persons as supporting members may be the members of the Society. All interested persons and entities are cordially invited to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Statute regarding the membership and to contact with the Office of the National Board of PTE or with the nearest office of the branch of PTE.

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The Polish Economic Society received a status of a non-profit organisation in 2004. If You would like to contribute to our support, there is the bank account number below that You can deposit money in:
Polskie Towarzystwo Ekonomiczne
ul. Nowy Świat 49
00-042 Warszawa

Bank account number: 38116022020000000060847735

In the transfer title please write: “A donation to PTE”

In advance, thank you cordially for all payments that we will allocate for the statutory activity.

Polish Economic Society
ul. Nowy Świat 49
00-042 Warszawa

tel.: (022) 551 54 01, (022) 551 54 05
fax: (022) 551 54 44

Opiekunem wersji angielskiej strony PTE jest firma mLingua Centrum Tłumaczeń

Polskie Towarzystwo Ekonomiczne
00-042 Warszawa, ul. Nowy Świat 49
Nr konta: 38 1160 2202 0000 0000 6084 7735
KRS: 0000099464; NIP: 526-03-00-196; REGON: 007022016

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