Dr Stefan Markowski is an academic with the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.
Professional and Teaching Experience
Dr Stefan Markowski studied mathematical economics at the University of Warsaw. He graduated with a Masters thesis in transport economics in 1966. In 1967, he moved to London to take up a lectureship in economics at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he also completed his economics doctorate in 1974. In 1975, he joined the Centre for Environmental Studies in London as a Senior Scientific Office and later Principal SO specialising in urban and land economics. In 1980, after a secondment to the Department of the Environment, he joined the Faculty of the Built Environment, South Bank Polytechnic (now University) as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Estate Management. He also began his long standing association with a firm of land and urban economists, Roger Tym and Partners. As an academic researcher and professional consultant, he completed several land, housing, transport and employment studies in the UK. In 1986-87, he came to Australia on a two-year sabbatical to join the Bureau of Industry Economics (BIE) in Canberra as a Principal Economist to lead a project on technological change in Australian manufacturing industry. He returned to Australia in 1988 as a permanent resident to take up a position at UNSW@ADFA.
Since 1989, Dr Markowski has also worked as a consultant with ACIL (now ACIL Tasman) and Unisearch. His current teaching interests in the School of Business include: strategic procurement, logistics engineering and operations management, defence technology management, and defence economics and management.
Dr Markowski's research in the School focuses on private military companies, small arms proliferation, defence procurement, industry policies and trade, and international mobility of factors of production. He has published widely across all these and related areas. His other research interests include labour mobility and migration. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Centre of Migration Research (CMR) at the University of Warsaw, where he leads a team of researchers undertaking economic and demographic studies under a two-year research project funded by the European Commission and focused on migration flows east of European Union covering most of the area of the former Soviet Union. In addition to CMR, the EC-sponsored two-university research consortium also includes the European University Institute in Florence. Dr Markowski is also an Adjunct A/professor at the Australian National University's Centre for European Studies in Canberra.