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Ph.D. Pawel SAMECKI Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels


1981 Graduated from the University of Lodz, seven years later Ph.D. in Economics (international economics relations)
1981-1991 Assistant, then Assistant Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Lodz
1991-1996 Director, Bureau for Foreign Assistance, Office of the Council of Ministers
1996-1997 Director, Department for Foreign Assistance, European Programmes and Funds, Office of the Committee for European Integration
1997-1998 Undersecretary of state, Ministry of Finance
1998-2002 Undersecretary of state, Office of the Committee for European Integration
1999-2000 Acting secretary, Committee for European Integration
2002-2003 Research project coordinator, Natolin European Centre, Warsaw
2003-2007 Director, International Department, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw
 since July 2009 Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels
2004-2009 Member of the Management Board, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw


Member of the Board, European Fund for the Development of Polish Rural Areas, Warsaw, 1993-1994
Member of the Supervisory Board, Foundation for European Studies, Lodz, since 1993
Member, Advisory board, The International Journal of Technical Co-operation, Washington, 1995-1998
Chairman of the inter-ministerial Export Credit Guarantee Committee, 1997-1998
Vice-chairman of the supervisory board, Bank Pekao SA, Warsaw, 1997-1999
Member of the supervisory board, the Know-How Foundation, Warsaw, 2002-2004
Chairman of the Review Task Force of Bruegel (Brussels-based think tank), 2007-2008


Integration in Europe. Issues, Changes, Prospects, (ed.: A. MarszaBek, P. Samecki), University of Lodz, Publishing House, 1990
Foreign Economic Assistance, Policy Education Centre on Assistance to Transition, Warsaw, 1997
Some Remarks on Poland s Membership in the EU: the Qualities in Demand, in: Integration in an Expanding European Union: Reassessing the Fundamentals (ed.: Joseph H. H. Weiler, Iain Begg and John
Peterson), Oxford and Malden MA: Blackwell, 2003
EU Cohesion Policy: a Decline behind the Horizon? (co-authors: Marek W. Kozak, PaweB Opala), in: Regions of Central and Eastern Europe: Development Processes and Policy Challenges (ed.:) Grzegorz
Gorzelak, John Bachtler, Taylor & Francis (forthcoming)


3-month scholarship at the University of Cairo, Egypt, 1988
One year Joseph Conrad Fellowship (granted by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office) at the London School of Economics an Political Science (research on the theories of foreign aid), 1990