Krysztof started working for Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in January 2018. His main research areas at OSW are the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and regional cooperation in Central Europe.
Previously, he worked as First Secretary for the Department of Trade and Investment Promotion at the Polish Embassy in Prague, where he supported Polish companies on the Czech market. To that end he provided them with information on local regulations, potential business partners or tenders on the Czech market, organised and operated Polish stands at trade fairs, and prepared market analyses, wrote economic news and helped update the guidebook to the Czech market.
As an employee of the Economic and Trade Department of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels (as an attaché) he was Deputy Chair of the EU Council Competitiveness and Growth Working Party during the Polish EU Council Presidency. At the Ministry of Economy he worked in the European Affairs Department and the Innovation and Industry Department, where he dealt with issues of EU economic competitiveness, innovation, SME support programmes, non-energy raw materials and the development of a low-emission economy.
He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, SGH (with an MA in international relations) and the College of Europe (with an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies). In 2011 he defended a PhD thesis on the economic implications of the immigration of citizens from the Central and Eastern European countries to the United Kingdom and obtained a PhD in economic sciences from the SGH Collegium of World Economy. He has the highest available language certificates for Czech, English and French, and also speaks Slovak and German.
- Czech Republic’s domestic politics and foreign policy
- Slovakia’s domestic politics and foreign policy
- Regional cooperation in Central Europe
- Drought in the Czech Republic. The political, economic and social consequences, OSW Report, OSW, July 2021
- A country with non-existent unemployment. The special characteristics of the Czech labour market, OSW Report, OSW, July 2019
- Frustration and hope. Slovakia after Kuciak's murder, OSW Point of view, July 2019 (co-authored with Jakub Groszkowski)
- The Czech nuclear showdown enters the final straight, OSW Commentary, March 2023
- Czech presidential election: change on the horizon, OSW Commentary, January 2023
- Slovakia: strategic dilemmas after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, OSW Commentary, May 2022
- Lignite in the Czech Republic and Germany: controversies and prospects, OSW Commentary, April 2021 (co-authored with Michał Kędzierski)
- The Bohemianisation of the media. The acquisition of the Czech media sector by local billionaires, OSW Commentary, February 2021
- The TAL is expanding: the Czech Republic is gaining independence from Russian oil supplies, OSW Analysis, December 2022
- Central Europe facing a new wave of migration from the Balkans, OSW Analysis, October 2022
- Czech Republic: disputes over farm support strategy, OSW Analysis, January 2022
- The legacy of Petr Kellner – assets, interests, the significance for Central Europe, OSW Analysis, April 2021
- The Czech fiscal reform: a major income tax cut, OSW Analysis, November 2020
- Slovakia: the Matovič government with an agenda for hard times, OSW Analysis, April 2020
- Slovakia: the end of Smer’s rule, the triumph of Igor Matovič, OSW Analysis, March 2020 (co-authored with Mateusz Gniazdowski)
- A crisis in the Czech Republic’s relations with China and Russia, OSW Analysis, October 2019
- The presidential election in Slovakia: a vote for change, OSW Analysis, March 2019 (co-authored with Jakub Groszkowski)
- The Czech-Chinese dispute over Huawei and ZTE, OSW Analysis, January 2019 (co-authored with Jakub Groszkowski, Michał Bogusz and Jakub Jakóbowski)
- Czech Republic: The government of Babiš and the left, OSW Analysis, July 2018
- Chinese investments in the Czech Republic: changing the expansion model, OSW Analysis, June 2018 (co-authored with Jakub Jakóbowski)
- Czech Republic: a second term for President Zeman, OSW Analysis, January 2018