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

Renata Włoch

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). 
jsg

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. 
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

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. 
tomek

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. 
wojtek

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. 
AN

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. 
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 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. 
maciek2

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. 
marta

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. 
Asia

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. 
krzyszt

Analyst DELab UW

Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Rese­ar­cher at the Facul­ty of Eco­no­mic Scien­ces and at the Digi­tal Eco­no­my Lab Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw. He has defen­ded his PhD the­sis titled “The cha­rac­te­ri­stics and eco­no­mic impact of novel busi­ness models: the case of Airbnb in Euro­pe­an cities” in 2022. His rese­arch inte­re­sts inc­lu­de the impact of Airbnb on cities, urban issu­es rela­ted to digi­ta­li­za­tion and text-mining. He is the prin­ci­pal inve­sti­ga­tor of a rese­arch pro­ject sup­por­ted by the Natio­nal Scien­ce Cen­tre, focu­sing on the cha­rac­te­ri­stics and eco­no­mic effects of Airbnb in Euro­pe­an cities. Kri­stóf has also rich expe­rien­ce in wor­king in inter­na­tio­nal rese­arch teams: he has been a mem­ber of the Next Gene­ra­tion Inter­net For­ward rese­arch pro­ject, finan­ced by the Euro­pe­an Commission’s Hori­zon 2020 Programme. 
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. 
lukasz

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. 
ljonak

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. 
MonikaBerdys

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. 
Krystian Łukasik

Analityk DELab UW

Wydział Socjologii UW

Jest dok­to­ran­tem na Wydzia­le Socjo­lo­gii Uni­wer­sy­te­tu War­szaw­skie­go. Pra­cu­je jako star­szy ana­li­tyk w zespo­le gospo­dar­ki cyfro­wej w Pol­skim Insty­tu­cie Eko­no­micz­nym, a tak­że jako redak­tor Maga­zy­nu Kontakt. 
Zuzanna Choińska

Analityczka DELab UW

Wydział Prawa i Administracji UW 

Dok­to­rant­ka w Szko­le Dok­tor­skiej Nauk Spo­łecz­nym Uni­wer­sy­te­tu War­szaw­skie­go, absol­went­ka pra­wa na WPiA UW. Ukoń­czy­ła rów­nież Szko­łę Pra­wa Ame­ry­kań­skie­go w Cen­trum Pra­wa Ame­ry­kań­skie­go dzia­ła­ją­ce­go przy WPiA UW. Jej zain­te­re­so­wa­nia nauko­we sku­pia­ją się wokół praw­nych oraz socjo­lo­gicz­nych aspek­tów nowych tech­no­lo­gii, w szcze­gól­no­ści sztucz­nej inte­li­gen­cji. W DELab UW od paź­dzier­ni­ka 2022 r. 
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. 
Kaja Klencka - zdjęcie

Student of digital sociology

Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

A stu­dent of digi­tal socio­lo­gy at the Facul­ty of Socio­lo­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw. Her rese­arch inte­re­sts inc­lu­de the socio­lo­gy of social move­ments, digi­tal acti­vism, and the socio­lo­gy of cli­ma­te change. 

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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