Piotr Lewandowski is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. Between 2005 and 2010, he was employed at WSE’s Department of Economics I. He has also collaborated with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and UNDP Poland. He is one of the founders of the Institute for Structural Research. Between 2006 and 2009, he was the chair of the IBS Foundation Council; he went on to become the chief economist of IBS and, in 2013, President of the Board. In July 2016 he became an IZA Research Fellow.
His research interests include labour market institutions, minimum wage, temporary contracts and labour market segmentation, influence of technology on employment, pensions and social policy, economic studies of Central and Eastern European post-transition countries, as well as the labour market effects of climate and energy policies.
After hours, he is the founder and editor of PopUp, a music webzine (www.popupmusic.pl). His hobbies include photography, swimming and cycling. He is a fan of rugby and tennis.