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. 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). 
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. 
Dr. hab. Magdalena Słok-Wódkowska

DELab UW Legal Analyst

Faculty of Law and Administration, 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.
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. 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. 
Dr. Anna Nicińska

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

She is a rese­ar­cher at the Digi­tal Eco­no­my Lab at the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw, fel­low of Bek­ker scho­lar­ship (NAWA) at the Lon­don Scho­ol of Eco­no­mics and Poli­ti­cal Scien­ce (LSE), prin­ci­pal inve­sti­ga­tor in two pro­jects (NCN Opus, NCBR Ide­aLab) and a pro­mo­ter of diplo­ma the­ses at the Facul­ty of Eco­no­mic Scien­ces. Her main rese­arch inte­re­sts are the for­ma­tion of pre­fe­ren­ces rela­ted to health, susta­ina­ble mobi­li­ty and pri­va­te transfers. 
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.