Kazimierz Z. Poznanski, Ph.D. joined the University of Washington’s Henry Jackson School of International Studies in 1987 where he has been a tenured Professor of Economics since 1997. Born in Germany, brought up in Poland, he came to the United States in 1980 at the invitation of the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Between 1981-1987, he taught economics as a visiting professor at Cornell University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Northwestern University. He also taught abroad at the University of Tubingen (Germany) in 1993 and at the University of Warsaw (Poland) in 1995. His field of interest include: International Trade and Finance, Institutional Economics, Economics of Technological Change, Post-Soviet and East European Economies and Economics of Development.
Prof. Poznanski has been a recipient of major fellowships and research grants from leading institutions: Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Stanford University, Princeton University, University of Tubingen, American Council for Learned Societies, National Council for Soviet and Eastern European Research, British Council, Institute for Human Studies in Vienna, International Research and Exchange Board and The German Fund. He has also provided consulting work for the World Bank, US Congress, United Nations and the Polish government.
Prof. Poznanski has published extensively on the topic of the former Soviet Block countries post-communism transition to capitalism. See attached CV for complete list of presentations, book, chapter and article titles. His publishers range from prestigious institutions: Cambridge University, University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, Indiana University, Duke University, University of Washington, The World Bank, US. Congress and Journal of Comparative Economics to ethnic newspapers like Nowy Kurier, a Polish-Canadian Independent Courier, in Toronto.
Prof. Poznanski’s book “The Grand Scheme” released in Poland in 2001 by an independent publisher was an instant bestseller and engaged the country in a heated debate.
In the last decade, Prof. Poznanski turned to art. From a family with a long tradition of painting and art collecting, he became an art collector and a painter himself. Recently he also began to write poetry.
Prof. Poznanski holds M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warsaw.