Zbig is a Research Officer on the ERC Project led by Prof. Waltraud Schelkle, "SOLID - Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the EU post 2008". As a political economist, he is interested in the politics of macroeconomic policies, the Euro, solidarity and risk-sharing in the EU and taxation/budgets. He received his PhD from the Central European University (CEU) summa cum laude under the supervision of Achim Kemmerling. His PhD was awarded the best doctoral dissertation prize for his work on the social sources of austerity in the UK and France. At CEU, he chaired the Political Economy Research Group (PERG).
Before joining the European Institute, Zbigniew was a Swiss Government Excellence Scholar at the University of Geneva, working with Thomas Sattler, and a Max Weber Fellow at the SPS department of the EUI, where he was mentored by Dorothee Bohle. He has held visiting fellowships at Cornell University, the London School of Economics and the EUI and has worked at the European Central Bank, the European Commission (DG ECFIN) and the OSCE. He holds degrees from the Sorbonne (BA), Sciences Po Paris (MRes) and the College of Europe (MA). Zbigniew has published on the comparative politics of taxation, the political economy of the Euro, the external governance of the Euro, on fiscal policy in Germany, emergency politics and Central European politics.