Duty hours: Tuesday 9:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. (till June 23 2023).
E-mail: jacek.karwowski ((at)) ue.wroc.pl
I was born on 22nd February 1961 in Sierpc, Poland. In 1975 I completed primary and in 1979 secondary education at the Toruń Grammar School (mathematics focused class managed by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun). I obtained Matura (Polish leaving exam at the end of the secondary education) taking an examination in mathematics, Polish and German literature, and writing (in German) my certificate paper on Non-geometrical Definitions of the Trigonometrical Functions.
From 1979 to 1985 I was a student at the Foreign Trade Faculty of the Central School of Planning and Statistics (now: Warsaw School of Economics). Foreign Trade Minister and Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) awarded me special prizes.
In 1985 I became an assistant lecturer at the Finance Department of the Wroclaw School of Economics (now: University of Economics in Wrocław). In June 1989 I received my Ph.D. degree (Floating Exchange Rates: Theory and Evidence; a prize of Minister of Education in 1990). During my 6-month stay at the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum (Germany) in 1991/1992 I wrote a book on Exchange Rate Forecasting. In 1993 I had an examination on the thesis to qualify me as an assistant professor.
In 1997 I published my book on foreign operations of the central banks.
In 1999 I was appointed (full) professor by the President of Poland.
In 2010 I published my book on offshore centers, in 2014 and 2017 - on derivatives and central counterparties (co-author), in 2020 - on Islamic derivatives.
I gathered experience and knowledge visiting many major and minor financial centers, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, United Kingdom, France, the United States of America, Luxembourg, Singapore, Liechtenstein, Jersey, Malta, Cayman Islands, Bahrain, Malaysia, Macau and Hong Kong among them.
My workplace is the University of Economics in Wrocław, where I am employed as a full professor.
I am married and have a son.
Currently I lecture on finance-related topics at the University of Economics in Wrocław.
I speak English, German and Russian.
Favorite director: Roman Polański.
Favorite composer: Johann Sebastian Bach.
Favorite bands: Pink Floyd, Omega, Massive Attack, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Locomotiv GT.
Favorite jazzmen: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Krzysztof Komeda.
Favorite book: Михаил Булгаков: Мастер и Маргарита.
Excellent is: Jaromír Nohavica (www.nohavica.cz)