Dr Damian S. Pyrkosz

Contact details:

  • telephone: (+48) 17 872 1672
  • e-mail: daspy@ur.edu.pl
  • address: ul. Ćwiklińskiej 2, 35-601 Rzeszów, Room 302
  • RG


  • Assistant Professor 

Courses taught:

in English:

  • Culture and Economic Development
  • Business Cultures
  • Cultural Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Trends in Economics
  • English in Business and Economics
  • Government Interventionism
  • Sustainability in Business and Economy
  • International Marketing in Tourism
  • International Tourist Product
  • American Agricultural and Rural Policy Development
  • Foundations of US Political System
  • Monarchy and Constitution 

in Polish:

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Interventionism  in the EU Policy
  • EU Sectoral Policies
  • Methodology of Economics
  • Economic Policy 
  • BA Seminar
  • MA Seminar

Scope of scientific research:

  • Culture as a determinant of economic development of countries
  • Role of values and relationships in economic system
  • Cultural aspects of managing organizations 
  • Sustainable development
  • Government intervention in market economy

Scope of scientific research according to the JEL classification:

  • A1 General Economics (A12, A13, A14)
  • B00 General History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches (B15, B25, B50, B52) 
  • O1 Economic Development 
  • Q01 Sustainable Development
  • Z1Cultural Economics, Economic Sociology, Economic Anthropology (Z10, Z12, Z13, Z18) 
  • Z3 Tourism Economics (Z32)

Grants and research projects:

  • John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University, Berlin - research grant, August 2005;
  • Fulbright Commission, Warsaw/Washington, D.C. – participation in the Fulbright American Studies Institute, The Rise to Globalism: Ideas, Institutions and American Political Development, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY, USA, July-August 2003.

International scholarships, internships and research visits:

  • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics & Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA – study visit, October 2015;
  • Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia – research  internship, September 2014;
  • Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece – teaching exchange (Religion and Economic Development), April 2014; 
  • Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA – research internship, February 2012;
  • Cultural Change Institute, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA – research internship, October 2011;  
  • Faculty of Economics, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey – teaching exchange (Culture and Economic Development), May 2011;
  • Institute for Rural Research, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK – study visit, October 2010;
  • University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK – teaching exchange (The American Supreme Court, Civil Rights and Liberties), November 2009;
  • Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey UK – teaching exchange (American Beliefs, Values and National Symbols), May 2009;
  • University of Presov, Presov, Slovakia – teaching exchange ((In)Formality of the Legislative Process in the USA and UK), April 2009;
  • Universita del Salento, Lecce, Italy – teaching exchange (Civil Rights and Liberties v. Democracy in the USA), February 2008;
  • KATHO-RENO University, Torhout, Belgium – teaching exchange (American Courts and the Principles of Democratic Government), September 2006;
  • Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain – teaching exchange (Democracy v. Government Structure in the USA), May 2005; 
  • KATHO-RENO University, Torhout, Belgium – teaching exchange (American Political System – Foundations of the US Government), March 2005

Past and present functions:

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Transborder Economics. International Journal on Transborder Economics, Politics and Statistics
  • Member of the Faculty of Economics Committee for Promotion and Cooperation with Business;
  • Member of the organizing committee of 4th International Summer School of ASECU (Associacion of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region Economic Universities) Youth & International Conference, Faculty of Economics, University of Rzeszów, 14-18 July 2014;
  • Member of the organizing committee of International Conference Examining Social and Economic Transformations Affecting Rural People and Communities in ex-Socialist Central & Eastern Europe since the Regime Changes Occurring around 1990, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia,  2-3 September 2013; 
  • Member of the organizing committee of the 8th International Conference of ASECU Determinants of Regional Development In the Context of the Globalization Process, Faculty of Economics, University of Rzeszów, 17-18 May 2012;
  • Member of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET)
  • Member of the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP)
  • Member of the American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Member of the Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS)
  • Member of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS)

Publications (since 2011):