Since 2010, Habilitated Doctor of Humanities, graduate of the Institute of Sociology and Institute of History of the University of Warsaw. He has completed a post-graduate programme in the scope of European integration at the University of Warsaw and Maastricht University. He has been a scholar at universities in Oxford, Florence, Yale University, and Georgetown University in Washington. Specialist in the scope of European Union’s economic policies, regional development, Community law as well as management in public administration. He is currently Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of the Problem Team for Regional Spatial Policy at the Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning, Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of expert opinions on the subject of the European Union’s institutional solutions and regional development, among others for the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Regional Development. Expert of the Institute of Public Affairs and the Kosciuszko Institute in the scope of European matters and EU’s economic policies. Author of numerous publications, including: “Regional policy of the European Union. The examples of Greece, Italy, Ireland, and Poland” (2004), “Poland in the context of the new EU cohesion policy” (2004), “Innovative economy on the periphery?” (2007), “Europe at a crossroads” (2008) , a report on the future of the EU cohesion policy: “Selected streams of debate on the future of the cohesion policy” (2008).