2013 Summer Seminar, July 15-18, Krakow, Poland


Dr. Ewa Ruminska-Zimny is Lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Her areas of expertise are: gender and macroeconomics, socio-economic aspects of transition process in CEE and CIS, human development, globalization and MDGs.  Her work experience covers academic research and teaching at the Warsaw School of Economics as well as work for the United Nations. During the last 15 years she has worked as staff member at the UN Secretariat in NY and Geneva and as expert advisor for UNDP and ILO.  Dr. Ewa Ruminska-Zimny was conducting and directing research for UN World Economic and Social Surveys and UNDP Human Development Reports (HDR Poverty 1997, HDR Globalization 1999) and managed technical cooperation projects. In 2000-2009 she was Senior Social Affairs Officer and Gender Focal Point at the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), where she organized regional Beijing reviews (+10 and +15) for 56 member countries, founded Gender and Economy programme and its inter-governmental working groups (women's entrpreneurship; Central Asia and the Caucasus).  Her last project on MDG, social exclusion and gender resulted in establishing a Knowledge Hub on Gender and Economy (forthcoming at ECE web), report on gender dissagregated economic data and mainstreaming gender into economic policies in Central Asia and the Caucasus. She is the author/editor of books and articles including 2009 Gender Gap and Economic Policy (  She received her PhD in International Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. Ewa is a member of the International Association of Feminist Economists (IAFFE), member of the Advisory Board of the Congress of Polish Women and a vice President of Women's International Forum (NGO at the Warsaw School of Economics).



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