Mirosław Pietrewicz

Professor of Economics

Professor of Economics

Miroslaw Piotr Pietrewicz was born January 2, 1941 in Nowa Wies, Podlaskie Voivodship.

He completed his studies in 1963 at the Department of Production Economy at the Central School of Planning and Statistics, which is now the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). He worked at the Institute of Finance and next at the SGH School of Finance where in 1970 he defended his doctoral dissertation. In 1978 he obtained his second doctoral degree (doktor habilitowany). In 1978-1985 he was Head of the Agricultural Policy Section at the Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development at the Polish Academy of Sciences. From October 1985 he was at the SGH School of Finance and in 1987 received the academic title of professor. In the years 1987-1990 he was the Deputy Dean of the SGH Department of Finance and Statistics. He is Ordinary Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).

From 1986 to 1988 he served as member of the Planning Commission at the Council of Ministers; member of the Research Council at the Office of the President of the National Bank of Poland in 1990-1994; member of the Social Planning Council in 1992-1993; co-author of Polish Peasant Party’s (PSL) economic programmes.

Minister and Head of the Central Planning Office (1993-1996); Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of the Treasury (1996-1997); Member of Parliament during the Sejm 3rd term of office (1997-2001) and served as Deputy Chairman of the Public Finances Committee; President of the Government Centre for Strategic Studies in 2002-2003.

He has concentrated in his research and journalistic work on the financing of agriculture and public finance issues especially as they relate to finances of the self-governing units and on taxation policy. He is the author or co-author of several research and general interest books as well as of more than 100 articles.

Married with four children.