Dr. Joanna Tyrowicz


Joanna Tyrowicz


Telephone: 0651 / 201 - 4756


Telefax: 0651 / 201 - 4742


Room: H729


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since 2017

Research Associate at the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union, Trier University.


2012 - present

GRAPE- Group for Research in Applied Economics, Poland.


2009 - present

Short term consultant, The World Bank.

Engagements: labor market projects in Croatia, Moraque and Poland.


2006 - present

Associate Professor (tenured) at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Faculty of Economics (2006-2017) and Faculty of Management (2017-present)

Teaching: advanced macro, econometrics, labor economics, development economics.



PhD, University of Warsaw, Poland

"Institutional Determinants of Investment Processes in Poland – Selected Issues", Summa Cum Laude.



M.Sc, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

"Institutions, Technology Diffusion and Growth", Summa Cum Laude.



BA and MA, University of Warsaw, Poland.

"Welfare and Growth Aspects of the International Transfers", Summa Cum Laude





  • labor and development economics


  • inequality


  • demographics





Tyrowicz, Joanna, Krzysztof Makarski und Magda Malec (forthcoming):

Evaluating welfare and economic effects of raised fertility,

Population and Development Review.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 02/2019.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Oliwia Komada and Pawel Strzelecki (forthcoming):

A Regression Discontinuity Evaluation of Reducing Early Retirement Eligibility in Poland,

International Journal of Manpower.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 10/2018.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Krzysztof Makarski and Marcin Bielecki (forthcoming):

Inequality in an OLG Economy with Heterogeneous Cohorts and Pension Systems,

Journal of Economic Inequality.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 08/2018.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Magdalena Smyk and Lucas van der Velde (forthcoming):

A Cautionary Note on the Reliability of the Online Survey Data – The Case of Wage Indicator,

Sociological Methods and Research.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 05/2018.

also: IZA Discussion Paper 11503

also: GRAPE Working Paper 27.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Krzysztof Makarski (forthcoming):

On Welfare Effects of Increasing Retirement Age,

Journal of Policy Modeling.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 04/2018.

also: IZA Discussion Paper 11441.

also: GRAPE Working Paper 10.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Magdalena Smyk (forthcoming):

Wage Inequality and Structural Change,

Social Indicators Research.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 01/2018.

also: IZA Discussion Paper 11250.

also: GRAPE Working Paper 8.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Lucas van der Velde and Irene van Staveren (2018):

Does Age Exacerbate the Gender-Wage Gap? New Method and Evidence from Germany 1984-2014,

Feminist Economics, 24(4): 108-130.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 03/2018.

also: IZA Discussion Paper 11295.

also: GRAPE Working Paper 24.

also: SOEPpaper 956.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Krzysztof Makarski and Marcin Bielecki (2018):

Inequality in an OLG Economy with Heterogeneous Cohorts and Pension Systems,

Journal of Economic Inequality, 16(4): 583-606.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 08/2018.


Tyrowicz, JoannaLucas van der Velde and Karolina Goraus (2018):

How (Not) to Make Women Work?
Social Science Research, 75: 154-167.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 06/2018.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Lucas van der Velde (2018):

Labor Reallocation and Demographics,

Journal of Comparative Economics 46(1): 381-412.

also: IAAEU Discussion Paper 02/2018.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Lucas van der Velde and Jan Svejnar (2017):

Effects of Labor Reallocation on Productivity and Inequality – Insights from Studies on Transition,
Journal of Economic Surveys, 31(3): 712-732.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Krzysztof Makarski and Jan Hagemejer (2017):

Analyzing the Efficiency of the Pension Reform: The Role for the Welfare Effects of Fiscal Closures,
Macroeconomic Dynamics, 21(5): 1205-1234.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Karolina Goraus and Lucas van der Velde (2017):

Which Gender Wage Gap Estimates to Trust? A Comparative Analysis,
Review of Income and Wealth, 63(1): 118-146.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Marcin Bielecki and Krzysztof Makarski (2016):

Reforming retirement age in DB and DC pension systems in an aging OLG economy with heterogenous agents,
IZA Journal of Labor Policy.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Marcin Bielecki, Karolina Goraus and Jan Hagemejer (2016):

Decreasing Fertility vs Increasing Longevity: Raising the Retirement Age in the Context of Ageing Processes,
Economic Modelling.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Lucas van der Velde and Jan Svejnar (2016):

Effects of Labor Reallocation on Productivity and Inequality – Insights from Studies on Transition,
Journal of Economic Surveys.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Jan Hagemejer and Krzysztof Makarski (2015):

Unprivatizing the Pension System: The Case of Poland,
Applied Economics.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Paweł Strzelecki (2015):

Inferring the Adequacy of Wage Expectations Among the Non-Working,
Gospodarka Narodowa.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Karolina Goraus, Joanna Siwińska and Lucas van der Velde (2015):

Language and (the Estimates of) the Gender Wage Gap,
Economics Letters.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Marcin Bielecki, Karolina Goraus, Jan Hagemejer and Krzysztof Makarski (2015):

Small assumptions (can) have a large bearing: evaluating pension system reforms with OLG models,
Economic Modelling.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Jan Hagemejer (2014):

Not all that glitters. The direct effects of privatization through foreign investment,
Eastern European Economies.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Magdalena Smyk and Barbara Liberda (2014):

Age–productivity patterns in talent occupations for men and women: a decomposition,
Post-Communist Economies.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Karolina Goraus (2014):

Gender Wage Gap in Poland – Can It Be Explained by Differences in Observable Characteristics?,


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Tomasz Jeruzalski (2013):

(In)Efficiency of matching: the case of a post-transition economy,
Economic Change and Restructuring.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Jan Hagemejer (2012):

Is the Impact Really That High? The Effect of FDI in Transition,
Economics of Transition.


Tyrowicz, Joanna, Marcello Signorelli and Enrico Marelli (2012):

Crises and Joint Employment–Productivity Dynamics: A Comparative Perspective for European Countries,
Comparative Economic Studies.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Stanisław Cichocki (2011):

Employed unemployed? On shadow employment in transition,
Empirica Read.


Tyrowicz, Joanna (2011):

What distinguishes entrepreneurs? Evidence on the motives for self-employment,
Economics Letters.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Stanisław Cichocki (2010):

Shadow employment in post-transition–Is informal employment a matter of choice or no choice in Poland?,
Journal of Socio-Economics.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Piotr Wójcik (2010):

Nonlinear Stochastic Convergence Analysis of Regional Unemployment Rates in Poland,
Review of Economic Analysis, 3: 59-79.


Tyrowicz, Joanna and Piotr Wójcik (2010):

Active Labour Market Policies and Unemployment Convergence in Transition,
Review of Economic Analysis, 2: 46-72.


Tyrowicz, Joanna (2007):

Blame No One? Investment Decisions of the Polish Stock-Listed Companies,
Brussels Economic Review.





Tyrowicz, Joanna, Jan Hagemejer and Jan Svejnar (2018):

Are Rushed Privatizations Substandard? Analyzing Firm-Level Privatization under Fiscal Pressure,

IZA Discussion Papier 11517.