Piotr Lewandowski is a labour economist, a President of the Board at Institute for Structural Research (IBS), Warsaw, Poland, and a Research Fellow at IZA, Bonn, Germany. In the past, he collaborated with the Warsaw School of Economics and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Poland. His research interests include the impact of technology on jobs, wage polarization, labour market segmentation, minimum wage, energy poverty, and 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.
The one-day UNTANGLED workshop brought together labour market economists from European universities and research institutes to discuss and reflect on ten papers on the evolution of skills and the value of skills.
SOLE - Annual Meeting of the Society of Labor Economists is the most important labour economics conference of the year. Once again, the Institute for Structural Research were the only Polish institution to present its research at this event.
We study the effects of robot penetration on household income inequality in 14 European countries between 2006–2018, a period marked by the rapid adoption of industrial robots. We establish that, similarly to the United States, automation reduced relative hourly wages and employment of directly affected ...
This paper studies the relationship between global value chain (GVC) participation, worker-level routine task intensity, and wage inequality within countries. Using unique survey data from 38 countries, we find that higher GVC participation is associated with more routine-intensive work, especially among workers in offshorable occupations. ...
Increasing climate policy ambitions create tensions in societies with low trust and social divisions, as shown by the Yellow Vests movement that successfully opposed a carbon tax in France. We study preferences for policies to achieve energy security and climate change mitigation goals in the ...
The gig economy has grown worldwide, opening labour markets but raising concerns about precariousness. Using a tailored, quantitative survey in Poland, we study taxi and delivery platform drivers' working conditions and job quality. We focus on the gaps between natives and migrants, who constitute about ...
We establish new stylised facts about the global evolution and distribution of routine and non-routine work, relaxing the common assumption that occupations are identical globally. We combine survey data and regression models to predict the country-specific routine-task intensity of occupations in 87 countries employing over ...
We study preferences for remote work using a large-scale discrete choice study with 10,000 workers and 1,500 employers in Poland. Workers value remote work more than employers. On average, workers are willing to sacrifice 2.9% of earnings for remote work, with hybrid work from home ...
The GDPoweR project aims to bolster industrial relations in the platform economy by analysing strategies used by platform workers, activists, trade unionists, and employer groups in negotiating pay and conditions.
The project aims to present proposals for creating social welfare and labour market policies that will respond to the changes taking place under the influence of megatrends - digitisation, globalisation, climate change and demographic change - in labour markets and welfare state systems in Europe.
The aim of the project is to estimate and map the workforce employed in the Polish coal mines as well as the workforce employed by their subcontractors, indirectly affected by the coal transition in three regions: Silesia, Greater Poland, and Lower Silesia.
Our goal in UNTANGLED is to examine the impact of globalisation, technological transformations and demographic change on labour markets in the European Union, and to recommend policies that will contribute to shared prosperity.
The aim of the project was to provide analytical support and recommendations helpful in preparation of the Territorial Just Transition Plan as well as other strategic documents supporting low-carbon development pathway in the Upper Silesia Region.
The aim of the project is to assess the impact of achieving climate neutrality on the labour market in the Śląskie Voivodeship. A just transformation of the Silesia region is crucial for reducing emissions of the energy sector and minimizing the social costs of this process.
The aim of the project is to characterise and explain the decisive events, processes, major systems’ transformations and their effects on the transition of European CCIR toward clean energy; but also, to prevent the rise of undesirable outcomes like the rise of populism and anti-democratic attitudes.
This project, conducted between August 2019 and January 2020, will consist of updating the model of the Chilean economy and using it to assess the new set of mitigation policies the government aims to implement until 2030 – in order to meet the emission target set in the Nationally Determined Contributions.
In this project we cooperate with the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research to create new econometric models to predict task content of occupations in a large number of countries.
The objective of the project is to understand the risks, uncertainties and co-effects related to different climate change mitigation pathways as well as public acceptance (or lack thereof) of low-carbon technology options.
The Institute for Structural Research is a member of the Network for Jobs and Development (NJD) initiative of the World Bank to pursue a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to the global jobs agenda during the period 2013-16.
During the project IBS together with partner organisations from Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India and South Africa will develop transition pathways and policy packages for coal sector transformation.
The objective of the project was to strengthen civic control over the public finance sector. As part of the project we collected, organized, shared and analysed statistical data on public finance in Poland over 2004-2016.
The aim of the project was to develop a novel mathematical method that will facilitate the introduction of heterogeneity of economic agents into otherwise standard macroeconomic general equilibrium models.
The aim of the project was to assess the impact of new legislation of 2013, substantially changing rules of Polish pension system, especially referring to open pension funds, on situation of public finances.
The consulting work led to the construction of a comprehensive, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model, which was an innovative tool in capturing the linkages between growth, adaptation to a changing climate, and climate change mitigation goals.