About us

DELab UW – Digi­tal Eco­no­my Lab was esta­bli­shed in 2013 thanks to a grant fun­ded at War­saw Uni­ver­si­ty by Google. From the begin­ning, the grant agre­ement ensu­red that we reta­ined our scien­ti­fic auto­no­my, espe­cial­ly with regard to the cho­ice of rese­arch sub­jects and the opi­nions we for­mu­la­ted. The grant hel­ped us build insti­tu­tio­nal capa­ci­ty, deve­lop a com­pe­tent team, and enga­ge in networks of inter­na­tio­nal aca­de­mic and rese­arch collaboration.

Cur­ren­tly, DELab UW ope­ra­tes as an auto­no­mo­us inter­de­part­men­tal pro­ject, embed­ded in the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw. It invo­lves the Facul­ty of Eco­no­mics, the Facul­ty of Socio­lo­gy and the Facul­ty of Law and Administration.

Grafika poglądowa zespołu pracującego nad zagadnieniem

University environment 

We acqu­ired new com­pe­ten­ces, not obvio­us from the per­spec­ti­ve of aca­de­mics: the abi­li­ty to find our way in busi­ness networks, esta­blish part­ner­ships with non-aca­de­mic insti­tu­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­te rese­arch in a cle­ar and attrac­ti­ve man­ner. This has allo­wed us to effec­ti­ve­ly coope­ra­te with the uni­ver­si­ty environment. 

Research subject 

Our rese­arch focu­ses on the digi­tal eco­no­my, socie­ty and poli­tics. Being pri­ma­ri­ly scien­ti­sts – eco­no­mi­sts, socio­lo­gi­sts, lawy­ers, com­pu­ter scien­ti­sts and data scien­ce spe­cia­li­sts – we are at the same time open to rese­arch and ana­ly­ti­cal coope­ra­tion with busi­ness and public institutions. 

Team

Dr. hab. Katarzyna Śledziewska, prof. UW

Managing Director of DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

She is not afra­id of chal­len­ges and eager to join ambi­tio­us ende­avors ente­ring une­xplo­red are­as of scien­ce. Sin­ce 2014 leads UW’s expe­ri­men­tal rese­arch pro­gram DELab, whe­re she has cre­ated an open, inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry rese­arch envi­ron­ment for UW stu­dents, post­docs and young rese­ar­chers inte­re­sted in rese­arch on the digi­tal eco­no­my and society. 

#single digital marketplace #future competencies #international trade #e‑commerce

Dr. hab. Renata Włoch, prof. UW

Scientific Director, coordinator of the project „Developing Digital Sociology at the UW” within IDUB

Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

She is a rese­ar­cher who bol­dly cros­ses disci­pli­na­ry boun­da­ries. She majo­red in Inter­na­tio­nal Rela­tions and Socio­lo­gy and cur­ren­tly com­bi­nes her work at the Facul­ty of Socio­lo­gy UW and DELab UW. Her publi­ca­tions inc­lu­de such topics as the poli­cy of Muslims» inte­gra­tion, inter­na­tio­nal secu­ri­ty in the nuc­le­ar dimen­sion and the orga­ni­za­tion of major spor­ting events on the exam­ple of UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland. She is also the author of nume­ro­us expert reports for busi­ness and public insti­tu­tions and insti­tu­tio­nal eva­lu­ations (inc­lu­ding the Brus­sels think tank Breu­ghel and the think tank sys­tem in Albania). 

#future of work #globalization #digital society #digital competencies

Dr. Hab. Joanna Siwińska-Gorzelak, Prof. UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Her rese­arch inte­re­sts inc­lu­de eco­no­mic growth, fiscal poli­cy; more recen­tly, she has been stu­dy­ing the deter­mi­nants of wome­n’s poli­ti­cal and eco­no­mic par­ti­ci­pa­tion. At DELab UW, she focu­ses on the impact of modern tech­no­lo­gy on pro­duc­ti­vi­ty and eco­no­mic growth. 

#macroeconomics #economic growth #digital economy

Dr. Hab. Magdalena Słok-Wódkowska

Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw

PhD in law, gra­du­ate of the War­saw Scho­ol of Eco­no­mics. Advi­sor on EU law to the Fore­ign Affa­irs and Euro­pe­an Union Com­mit­tee of the Polish Sena­te. Sin­ce 2013, she has co-hosted a blog on public inter­na­tio­nal law – www.przegladpm.blogspot.com.

#international trade #European Union law #single digital marketplace

Dominik Jankowski

Manager of Enterprise Europe Network and Horizon 2020 projects – „KAM2CentralPoland”.

Enterprise Europe Network

Mana­ger of Enter­pri­se Euro­pe Network and Hori­zon 2020 pro­jects – „KAM2CentralPoland”. He works on issu­es of inno­va­tion, inter­na­tio­na­li­za­tion and sup­port for SMEs. Con­sul­tant for IMP3rove, a tool for asses­sing the abi­li­ty of SMEs to mana­ge innovation. 
Dr. Eng. Tomasz Krawczyk

Senior Consultant, Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network

Doctor of Eco­no­mics, spe­cia­li­za­tion: finan­cial eco­no­me­trics, capi­tal mar­kets, risk mode­ling in inve­st­ment pro­jects. Within EEN, he is respon­si­ble for access to fore­ign mar­kets, ana­ly­ti­cal asses­sment in the valu­ation of intan­gi­ble assets, busi­ness and finan­cial ana­ly­sis along with risk asses­sment, sup­port in the area of busi­ness inter­na­tio­na­li­za­tion and pro­duct, pro­cess and servi­ce innovation. 
Dr. Justyna Pokojska

Coordinator of Jobs & Skills for the Future program

Faculty of Sociology, UW

social acti­vist by pas­sion, a socio­lo­gist by pro­fes­sion. She is a two-time scho­lar­ship hol­der of the Mini­ster of Scien­ce and Higher Edu­ca­tion. A pas­sio­na­te field researcher. 

#digitalsociology #digital competencies

Dr. Wojciech Hardy

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

He deals with the topic of digi­tal mar­kets main­ly in the con­text of digi­ta­li­za­tion in cre­ati­ve sec­tors and new busi­ness models. He is cur­ren­tly ana­ly­zing the impact of Inter­net „pira­cy” on the cre­ati­ve indu­stries and the atten­tion eco­no­my in the con­text of digi­tal enter­ta­in­ment. His rese­arch has also addres­sed the impact of tech­no­lo­gy on the labor mar­ket. He is also inte­re­sted in issu­es of ine­qu­ali­ty and discrimination. 

#creative sectors #automation of work #platforms and intermediaries

Dr. Anna Nicińska

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

She is inte­re­sted in the pro­cess of indi­vi­du­al aging from a beha­vio­ral and insti­tu­tio­nal eco­no­mics per­spec­ti­ve. Her rese­arch exa­mi­nes the for­ma­tion of pre­fe­ren­ces and habits, end of life, inter­ge­ne­ra­tio­nal trans­fers trans­mit­ted during life and after death, and help rece­ived from rela­ti­ves and unre­la­ted per­sons. He is cur­ren­tly rese­ar­ching the impact of com­mu­nism on atti­tu­des and beha­vior in later life and urban aging. 

#smart city #co-creation #microbility

Dr. Agnieszka Pugacewicz

Coordinator of DELab UW Entrepreneurship & Academia Program

She is invo­lved in the search for and cre­ation of value in rela­tion­ships betwe­en orga­ni­za­tions, par­ti­cu­lar­ly betwe­en the field of higher edu­ca­tion and its busi­ness and social envi­ron­ment. Exa­mi­nes inno­va­ti­ve sec­tors and mino­ri­ty-led ven­tu­res. She is also inte­re­sted in issu­es of open­ness and data pro­mo­tion. She sup­ports the acti­vi­ties of non-govern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions – social, legal and cul­tu­ral – by acting on the­ir boards. Pri­va­te­ly, she is pas­sio­na­te abo­ut bad­min­ton as a game for people of all ages. 

#international trade #digital competencies #open data #entrepreneurship #gender equality

Dr. Maja Sawicka

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

A socio­lo­gist of emo­tions and social inte­rac­tions, she is scien­ti­fi­cal­ly con­cer­ned with the mecha­ni­sms at work in inte­rac­tions and the role play­ed by the emo­tions expres­sed by the people invo­lved in the­se inte­rac­tions. She spe­cia­li­ses in quali­ta­ti­ve social rese­arch methods. She pri­ma­ri­ly uses digi­tal eth­no­gra­phy tools in his research. 

#sociology of emotions #social interactions #digital ethnography

DR. Maciej Wilamowski

Data Science Program Coordinator

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Eco­no­mist, machi­ne lear­ning expert and Python enthu­siast. In DELab UW he is respon­si­ble for Data Scien­ce area both from the ana­ly­ti­cal pro­blem solving side as well as com­pe­ten­cy tra­ining and buil­ding ana­ly­ti­cal teams. His aca­de­mic acti­vi­ties inc­lu­de apply­ing know­led­ge from the field of data ana­ly­tics to and con­duc­ting rese­arch in beha­vio­ral economics. 

#data science #digital economy

dr Joanna Mazur

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw

A gra­du­ate of law and the Artes Libe­ra­les Col­le­ge at the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw. She rece­ived her Ph.D. from the Facul­ty of Law and Admi­ni­stra­tion UW in 2021. Her docto­ral dis­ser­ta­tion focu­sed on the possi­bi­li­ty of vie­wing pro­grams used for auto­ma­ted deci­sion making as public infor­ma­tion. Her rese­arch com­bi­nes legal and socio­lo­gi­cal perspectives. 

#protection of personal data #European Union law #single digital marketplace

Michał Paliński

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

At DELab UW, he ana­ly­zes the impact of new tech­no­lo­gies on the eco­no­my and socie­ty. His cur­rent focus is on stu­dy­ing the eco­no­mic aspects of onli­ne pri­va­cy mana­ge­ment. He is a mem­ber of the rese­arch team in Hori­zon 2020 inter­na­tio­nal pro­jects on the futu­re of the Internet. 

#privacy online #the future of the internet #text mining

Kristóf Gyódi

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

He is a PhD can­di­da­te at the Facul­ty of Eco­no­mics of the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw. His main rese­arch area is the ana­ly­sis of Airbnb acti­vi­ties in Euro­pe­an cities. He uses data-scien­ce methods in his rese­arch. At DELab UW he is a mem­ber of rese­arch teams in nume­ro­us inter­na­tio­nal pro­jects, inc­lu­ding tho­se car­ried out under Euro­pe­an Union Pro­gram­mes – Hori­zon 2020. 

#sharing_economy #data_science #technology_trends

Weronika Przecherska

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

A gra­du­ate of socio­lo­gy and applied lin­gu­istics (lan­gu­ages: Ger­man, English) at Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw, PhD can­di­da­te at Facul­ty of Socio­lo­gy UW. She pre­pa­res dis­ser­ta­tion on public poli­cies in the health care sec­tor in the era of data­ifi­ca­tion in Poland, Ger­ma­ny and Esto­nia. Her rese­arch inte­re­sts inc­lu­de digi­tal socio­lo­gy digi­tal health, and public policies. 

#public policy #digitalsociology #digitalhealth

Łukasz Nawaro

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

PhD stu­dent at the Docto­ral Scho­ol of Social Scien­ces UW in the disci­pli­ne of Eco­no­mics and Finan­ce, and a gra­du­ate stu­dent in Data Scien­ce at WNE UW. He con­ducts rese­arch on con­tem­po­ra­ry urban trans­por­ta­tion trans­for­ma­tions rela­ted to digi­ti­za­tion – pri­ma­ri­ly vehic­le sha­ring and micro­mo­bi­li­ty. Par­ti­ci­pant in Hori­zon 2020 pro­jects on the futu­re of the Internet. 

#transportation #text mining #machine learning

Satia Rożynek

#competencies of the future #automation of work #future of work

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

A PhD can­di­da­te at the Docto­ral Scho­ol of Social Scien­ces at the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw in the disci­pli­ne of eco­no­mics and finan­ce. Her rese­arch focu­ses on the digi­tal trans­for­ma­tion of the labor mar­ket and its impli­ca­tions for employ­ees in the con­text of task auto­ma­tion. At DELab UW sin­ce August 2018. 
Monika Berdys

Analityczka DELab UW

Wydział Socjologii UW

Dok­to­rant­ka Szko­ły Dok­tor­skiej Nauk Spo­łecz­nych UW i absol­went­ka socjo­lo­gii na Uni­wer­sy­te­cie War­szaw­skim, a tak­że stu­diów edu­ka­cyj­nych na KU Leu­ven w Bel­gii. Jej zain­te­re­so­wa­nia badaw­cze to socjo­lo­gia pra­cy, edu­ka­cja i poli­ty­ki publiczne. 

#automatyzacja pracy #przyszłość pracy

Łukasz Jonak

Social Machine Project Manager

Faculty of Sociology, UW

His rese­arch inte­re­sts lie at the inter­sec­tion of socio­lo­gy, cogni­ti­ve scien­ce, and infor­ma­tion tech­no­lo­gy; he seeks to under­stand whe­re socio­lo­gy must go to ade­qu­ate­ly descri­be the con­tem­po­ra­ry social world. He leads a rese­arch pro­ject ana­ly­zing the eco­sys­tem of block­cha­in pro­jects in Poland and abro­ad Social Machine. 

#blockchain/cryptocurrencies #digital society #networking behavior

Events 

We acqu­ired new com­pe­ten­ces, not obvio­us from the per­spec­ti­ve of aca­de­mics: the abi­li­ty to find our way in busi­ness networks, esta­blish part­ner­ships with non-aca­de­mic insti­tu­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­te rese­arch in a cle­ar and attrac­ti­ve man­ner. This has allo­wed us to effec­ti­ve­ly coope­ra­te with the uni­ver­si­ty environment. 

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