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.

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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 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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
dr Marta Kołodziejska

Analityczka DELab UW

Wydział Socjologii UW

W obsza­rze jej zain­te­re­so­wań są przede wszyst­kim rela­cje mię­dzy korzy­sta­niem z nowych mediów a prze­mia­na­mi reli­gii i ducho­wo­ści. Naj­czę­ściej pro­wa­dzi bada­nia z wyko­rzy­sta­niem metod jako­ścio­wych – ana­li­zy dys­kur­su oraz ana­li­zy tre­ści. W Delab UW pra­cu­je w pro­jek­cie EU Engi­ne­ro­om w ramach pro­gra­mu Hory­zont 2020. 
dr Joanna Mazur

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Management, 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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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 as of August 2018. 
Monika Berdys

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

Docto­ral stu­dent at the Docto­ral Scho­ol of Social Scien­ces of the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw and a gra­du­ate of socio­lo­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw, as well as edu­ca­tio­nal stu­dies at KU Leu­ven in Bel­gium. Her rese­arch inte­re­sts inc­lu­de socio­lo­gy of work, edu­ca­tion and public policy. 
Łukasz Jonak

Social Machine Project Manager

Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

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. 
Michał Szostek

Science Manager in IDUB program

He is a scien­ce mana­ger wor­king in the „Excel­len­ce Ini­tia­ti­ve – Rese­arch Uni­ver­si­ty” pro­gram and sup­por­ting the mana­ge­ment of inter­na­tio­nal DELab pro­jects, buil­ding new part­ner­ships and con­sor­tia and team deve­lop­ment. Pre­vio­usly, he wor­ked at the Adam Mic­kie­wicz Insti­tu­te as head of the Know­led­ge Mana­ge­ment and Rese­arch and Deve­lop­ment depart­ments, respon­si­ble for cre­ating the Insti­tu­te­’s stra­te­gy, eva­lu­ations, con­duc­ting and com­mis­sio­ning rese­arch, and coope­ra­ting with fore­ign part­ners on the exchan­ge of good practices. 

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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