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Wojtek Paczos  PhD (Econ)

Dr Wojtek Paczos

PhD (Econ)

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Cardiff Business School

+44 29208 75732
Aberconway Building, Room D18, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision


My name is Wojtek and I am a macroeconomist. I publish academic research, teach students, advise policymakers, and contribute to the public debate.







Research interests

  • Sovereign debt and default
  • Monetary policy in open macro
  • Financial integration


Teaching commitments

  • Macroeconomics, 2nd year BSc
  • Advanced Numerical Methods, PhD MRes
  • Economics of Banking, 3rd year BSc

Additional teaching

Past Teaching:

  • International Economics and Finance, MRes,
  • International Economics, 3rd year BSc, Arcadia University London Campus
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (TA), MRes, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center,
  • Macroeconomics (TA), PhD, EUI Florence,
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (TA), BSc, Warsaw School of Economics,


I am a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and a member of Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. I hold a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (2016), where my advisors were prof. Árpád Ábrahám and prof. Evi Pappa. My research is in the areas of international economics, monetary and fiscal policies, and banking. My research was published, among others, in Journal of Money Banking and Finance, and Oxford Economic Papers. I regulary present my research in international conferences and invited seminars. I am a visiting researcher in the Bank of England.

I have been teaching Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economics of Banking, International Economics, and Numerical Methods to undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students in Cardiff, Bristol, Florence, Bologna, London, and Warsaw.

I am a founding member and the president of a think tank “Dobrobyt na Pokolenia” (Prosperity for Generations). During the pandemic I served as an Economic Expert in the Covid-19 Advisory Group to the President of the Polish Academy Of Sciences. I am a member of the “Experts Club” of the Polish daily “Rzeczpospolita” and a member of Concilium Civitas, a society gathering Polish social science professors from the best foreign universities. I advised Polish politicians during 2020 presidential and 2023 general elections. 

You can join me on LinkedIn, and follow me on Twitter.

If you find it interesting, don’t forget to cite my research. You will find my research outputs on ScholarIdeas, and SSRN.

Honours and awards

  • Copernicus Medal by the Polish Academy of Sciences for research and advisory work on COVID-19, 2022
  • Olga Radzyner Award by Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) for the best scientific work on European economic integration by young economists for Foreign Banks and the Bank Lending Channel, 2017
  • Polish National Bank (NBP) Research Grant, 2014
  • European University Institute Ph.D. Scholarship, 2010-14

Professional memberships

  • European Economic Association
  • Royal Economic Society
  • American Economic Association
  • Econometric Society
  • UK Higher Education Academy

Academic positions

  • Since 2021: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • Since 2019: Lecturer (tenured Assistant Professor), Cardiff University,
  • Since 2019: Adiunkt (Assistant Professor), Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences,
  • 2018-2020: Visiting Academic, Bank of England
  • 2015-2019: Lecturer in Economics (on probabtion), Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer: B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Bulletin of Economic Research, European Economic Review, International Economics, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Mancherster School, Open Economies Review, Review of International Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Member of the Covid-19 Advisory Group to the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Member of Concilium Civitas: a society of Polish social scientists in foreign universities
  • Founder of "Prosperity for Generations": an economic think tank
  • Member of the Shadow Management Board, Cardiff Business School
  • Member of the Research Committee, Cardiff Business School
  • Survey of Polish Economists: Member of the Questions Panel


Current supervision

Aftab Chowdhury

Aftab Chowdhury

Graduate Tutor

Research themes


  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Sovereign Debt
  • European Union