AD: Kazimierz Poznanski Has Died

Kazimierz Poznanski, a well-known UW professor of economics, has died on March 26, 2024. He was almost 78 years old.

Kazimierz Z. Poznanski was born in Germany in 1946, brought up in Poland, he came to the United States in 1980 at the invitation of the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He joined the University of Washington’s Henry Jackson School of International Studies in 1987 where he has been a tenured Professor of Economics since 1997.  Between 1981-1987, he taught economics as a visiting professor at Cornell University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Northwestern University. He also taught abroad at the University of Tubingen (Germany) in 1993 and at the University of Warsaw (Poland) in 1995. His field of interest include: International Trade and Finance, Institutional Economics, Economics of Technological Change, Post-Soviet and East European Economies and Economics of Development.

Prof. Poznanski has been a recipient of major fellowships and research grants from leading institutions: Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Stanford University, Princeton University, University of Tubingen, American Council for Learned Societies, National Council for Soviet and Eastern European Research, British Council, Institute for Human Studies in Vienna, International Research and Exchange Board and The German Fund. He has also provided consulting work for the World Bank, US Congress, United Nations and the Polish government.

Prof. Poznanski has published extensively on the topic of the former Soviet Block countries post-communism transition to capitalism. He also published a book of poetry about Kazimierz Dolny based on his recollections of the place.

Memorial Services: the funeral and the celebration of life will be private. Please contact Piotr for more info.