Member of the Monetary Policy Council
Joanna Tyrowicz is a professor of economic sciences (since 2019). Throughout of her career she has been associated with the University of Warsaw. She was awarded her post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in 2013, after having obtained a doctorate at the Faculty of Economic Sciences in 2006. Besides graduating from the University of Warsaw in 2006, she also graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium in 2004. For many years she has been involved in the work of NGOs and humanitarian organisations in Poland and abroad.
In the years 2007–2017 she worked in the Economic Institute of Narodowy Bank Polski, dealing with analysis of the labour market and the situation of households. She won the Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education (on two occasions) and other awards in recognition of her research achievements. Since 2017 she has been cooperating on a permanent basis with the IZA in Bonn. She has also collaborated with the World Bank and the European Commission. She was a Fulbright Scholar (at Columbia University) and a Mellon Fellow (in the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies), and she was also a guest at the IAAEU in Treir and at the University of Regensburg. At the time of her appointment as a member of the Monetary Policy Council, her publications had accumulated over 1,400 citations (according to Google Scholar). She is an editor of the scientific journals PLoS One and Small Business Economics.
Her research focuses on the labour market with special emphasis on structural changes in the economy, including demographic and sectoral changes: from quantitative simulation models to applied empirical research and experimental methods. Initially, her interests focused on the phenomenon of unemployment. Her post-doctoral thesis, “Histereza bezrobocia w Polsce” [Hysteresis of unemployment in Poland], published as a book by the Polish Economic Society (PTE), won the Professor Edward Lipiński Award for Best Book of the Year. Over time, this research programme has expanded to include sectoral and occupational mobility issues as well as inequalities. She has also devoted much research attention to the enterprise sector, including privatisation and mechanisms of transmission of sectoral and global shocks to the behaviour of companies.
On 7 September 2022, the Senate of the Republic of Poland appointed Joanna Tyrowicz member of the Monetary Policy Council.