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Bozena Leven

Chair of Economics

Phone: (609) 771-3140


Office: Business Building 217

Office Hours: Monday & Thursday 12:30-1:30pm Wednesday 9:00-9:30am
Wednesday office hours will be virtual, by appointment only. Zoom link will be sent with approved request.

PhD Cornell University


ECO 101, 102, 335, 340, 345; INB 497

Research Interests:

Economics of transition
International economics


“Poland’s Transition in Business Education,” American Journal of Business Education, Vol. 3, No.1, 2010.

“Lessons from Transition of Poland’s Higher Education,” Taiwan Business Review Vol. 5 No. 1, April 2009.

“Immigration – A New Challenge for Poland,” International Review of Business Research Papers, Vol. 4 No.4, August-September 2008.

“Poland’s Transition and the Search for New Opportunities for Women,” Feminist Economics, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008, pp. 123-136.

“Reforms and Emigration: Poland’s Medical Sector,” Polish Review, Vol. LII, No. 3, 2007 pp. 369-378.

“New Developments in Poland’s Emigration – the EU Factor,” Journal of East-West Business, Vol. 12, No. 1, 28 April 2006, pp. 49-64 (16).

“Corruption and Reforms: A Case of Poland’s Medical Sector,” Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 38, Issue 4, December 2005, pp. 447-455.

“Enterprise Restructuring in Poland: What Worked, What Failed, and Why,” Shanghai Economic Review Monthly, Fall 2004.

“New Institutional Environments: Corruption in Poland’s Medical Sector during Transition,” International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 4, 2004.

“Women Entrepreneurs during Poland’s Transition,” Global Business & Economic Review, Spring 2002, pp. 762-770.

“One Polish Bank’s Experience of Promoting Enterprise Restructuring,” Post-Communist Economies, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2001, pp. 431-445.

“Marketization and Poland’s Transfer Payments,” International Advances in Economic Research, May 2000, Vol. 6, Number 2, pp. 232-240.

“Distributional Effects of Poland’s Transition: The Status of Pensioners,” Comparative Economic Studies, Winter 1997, Vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 121-135.

“Polish Bank Consolidation and Foreign Competition: Creating a Market Oriented Banking System,” Journal of Comparative Economics, October, 1996, pp. 52-72, co-authored with John Bonin of Wesleyan University.

“Unemployment Among Polish Women,” Comparative Economic Studies, Winter 1993, Vol. XXXV, No. 4.

“Short-term Effects of Economic Transition on Inequality and Poverty: the Polish Case,” Journal of Economic Issues, March 1993. XXXI, No. 3.

“Welfare Effects of Poland’s Economic Reforms on Women,” Journal of Economic Issues, June 1991, Vol. XXV, No. 2.


“Poland’s Recent Migration – Who, Where and Why,” chapter in a book entitled International Research on Global Affairs, edited by Gregory T. Papanikos, ATINER, 2005.

“Unlocking Frozen Assets and Creating Market Culture: Hungary and Poland Take Different Approaches,” in a book entitled Microeconomics of Transition and Growth, H. Brezinski, E. Franck and M. Fritsch (eds.), which contains the ten best papers presented at the August 1995 European Economic Association Conference, with John Bonin and Mark Schaffer, published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1998. This paper was translated into the Czech language for publication in its major scientific journal Politicka Ekonomie.

Chapter of a book entitled “Welfare of Polish Women Before and After Transition,” included in a book entitled Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: A Global Prospective, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997.

Chapter entitled “Effects of Economic Reforms on the Status of Women in Poland”, contained in a book entitled Women in the Age of Economic Transition, published by Routhledge Press, November 1994. The book is currently being translated into Spanish and a second edition is pending.

“Changes in Poland’s Transfer Payments in the 1990s: The Fate of Pensioners,” Working Paper No. 148, April 11, 1998, The William Davidson Institute Working Paper Series, The University of Michigan.

“What Will it Take to Make Financial Markets Work in Transition Economies?” co-authored with John Bonin from Wesleyan University, published in the series European Summer School Workshop Working Papers, November 1995 and included in a graduate school curriculum for students from the U.S. and Europe who were at the dissertation stage of their graduate work.

“Development Strategies for Sustainable Growth,” with John P. Bonin, Background Paper No. 2, High Level Group on Development Strategy and Management of the Market Economy, Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, the United Nations, New York, N.Y., October 1994.


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