Paweł Tokarski, PhD

Paweł Tokarski, PhD

Research Division: EU/Europe
Senior Associate


Since 2014 Research Associate at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

2010–2014 Senior expert at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), research team coordinator and steering committee member in a EU founded 7th Framework Programme project, Warsaw, Poland

2013 PhD in economics at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland

2011–2012 Guest lecturer in EU economic integration at the Collegium Civitas and Warsaw University, Poland

2006–2010 Assistant at the College of Europe, Natolin, (Warsaw) Poland

2006 MA in EU Single Market, College of Europe, Natolin

2004 Diploma in Political Studies, Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes, France

2004 MA in European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Areas of Expertise:

France, Italy, Economic Governance, European Union, Eurozone, Financial and debt crisis

Eurozone – stabilization and reform processes, economic, political and social situation in France, Italy and other Southern eurozone members

SWP Publications (selection):

Paweł Tokarski

Divergence and Diversity in the Euro Area

The Case of Germany, France and Italy

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 06, May 2019, 39 Pages


Paweł Tokarski, Serafina Funk

Non-euro Countries in the EU after Brexit

Between Fear of Losing of Political Influence and Euro Accession

SWP Comment 2019/C 03, January 2019, 7 Pages


Paweł Tokarski

Reforming the Eurozone without a “Grand Bargain”

New Instruments and Power-Sharing in Incomplete Monetary Union

SWP Comment 2017/C 55, December 2017, 8 Pages
Tobias Etzold, Paweł Tokarski

New Centre-Right Government in Finland

Economic and European Challenges and Perspectives

SWP Comment 2015/C 35, June 2015, 4 Pages
Paweł Tokarski

Economic Reforms in France

Bleak Macroeconomic Data Is Shaking Politics in Paris and Cementing France’s Traditional Approach towards the Economic and Monetary Union

SWP Comment 2014/C 39, September 2014, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Paweł Tokarski

2019 European Elections in Poland

in: Clingedael Magazine, 17.05.2019
Anna Visvizi, Paweł Tokarski

Poland and the Re-categorization of the Eurozone Entry: From a Legal Obligation to a Political Issue

in: Tom Hashimoto, Michael Rhimes (eds.): Reviewing European Union Accession. Unexpected Results, Spillover Effects, and Externalities, Brill / Nijhoff, October 2017, pp. 113–133
Paweł Tokarski, Anna Visvizi

Poland and the euro: Between lock-in and unfinished transition

in: Society and Economy, Volume 36, Number 4, December 2014, pp. 445-468
Paweł Tokarski

Better Off Without: What If the EU Had Never Created the Euro?

in: “What if the EU …?”: An Exercise in Counterfactual Thinking to Address Current Dilemmas, DGAPanalyse 19, October 2014, pp. 39-41
Paweł Tokarski, Stijn Verhelst

Macro-economic Conditionality in Cohesion Policy: Added Value or Unnecessary Burden?

Egmont/PISM Policy Brief No. 13, October 2012, 11 Pages

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Paweł Tokarski (ed.), Ognian Hishow, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Federico Steinberg

The Euro Paradox: Explaining the Resilience of the Single Currency

Working Paper RD EU/Europe, 2018/ 01, January 2018, 35 pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Federiga Bindi, Marta Dassù, Stefan Lehne, Denis MacShane, Andrea Mammone, Cas Mudde, Francesco Papadia, Gianni Riotta, Rachel Sanderson, Nathalie Tocci, Paweł Tokarski, Antonio Villafranca

Judy Asks: Is Italy Europe’s Achilles’ Heel?

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world

in: Carnegie Europe , 28.06.2017 (online)
Paweł Tokarski

"Italian reforms will come to standstill"

Italy’s dismissal of Matteo Renzi’s reform package sent a clear signal to the other member states that Rome is incapable of solving its economic woes alone, Paweł Tokarski says in an interview.

Point of View, December 2016