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Mateusz Szczurek

Associate Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Doctor of Economics at the University of Sussex, Mateusz Szczurek graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Warsaw.

Born on 11 August 1975. Doctor of Economics at the University of Sussex. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Warsaw.

In 1998 and 2007, Mateusz Szczurek completed econometrics courses at the International Center for Money and Banking Studies in Geneva and London. In 1994-1997 he participated in a joint programme and achieved the title of Bachelor of Arts of University of Warsaw and Columbia University in the City of New York, School of International and Public Affairs. In 1997, he became Master of Arts in international economy, University of Sussex.

From 2011, Mateusz Szczurek was chief economist of ING Group for Central and Eastern Europe. In 1997-2011, he was economist at ING Barings, and then chief economist at ING Bank Śląski. Lecturer of economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, University of Sussex and Goethe Business School (Frankfurt). In 2003-2005, co-founder and President of the British Alumni Society in Poland. Member of the Polish Economists' Society.

He is married and has five children. Mateusz Szczurek likes photography and cycling (in the past few years he made 30 thousand km by bike in, among others, Rwanda, Central Asia and the Andes).

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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2017

The Annual Meetings are Bruegel’s flagship event. They offer a mixture of large public debates and small private sessions about key issues in European and global economics. In a series of high-level discussions, Bruegel’s scholars, members and stakeholders will address the economic policy challenges facing Europe.

Speakers: José Antonio Álvarez Álvarez, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Pervenche Béres, Grégory Claeys, Zsolt Darvas, Jean Luc Demarty, Maria Demertzis, Anna Ekström, Lowri Evans, Sandro Gozi, Peter Grünenfelder, Patrick Graichen, Reiner Hoffman, Levin Holle, Kate Kalutkiewicz, Steffen Kampeter, Peter Kažimír, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Matti Maasikas, Steven Maijoor, Nathalie Moll, James Murray, Julia Reinaud, Carlos Sallé Alonso, André Sapir, Dirk Schoenmaker, Mateusz Szczurek, Marianne Thyssen, Reinhilde Veugelers, Nicolas Véron, Liviu Voinea, Johan Van Overtveldt, Ida Wolden Bache, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Square - Brussels Meeting Centre
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Quantifying the macroeconomic impact of the European fund for investments

In his keynote address at the 2014 Bruegel Institute annual dinner Poland’s Minister of Finance Mr. Mateusz Szczurek laid out a proposal for jumpstarting the EU economy, avoiding a prolonged stagnation and building solid foundations for long run growth. 

By: Mateusz Szczurek Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: September 20, 2014