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Wlodzimierz (Vlad)
(Retired) Associate Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs; Adjunct Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; Affiliate Professor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa


  • University of Gdansk, Sopot, Poland—Ph.D., 1973
    Ph.D. Dissertation: Economic Factors of the South American Fisheries Development
  • Higher School of Economics, Sopot, Poland—B.A and M.A. 1965
    M.A. Thesis: The Market of Second-Hand Ships After II World War.
  • Merchant Marine Academy, Gdynia, Poland—B.A., 1956

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kaczynski

Honors and Awards

  • Senior Fulbright Specialist (nomination of the Council of International Exchange of Scholars), 2010
  • Fulbright Award (visiting professorship)  in Poland (Warsaw School of Economics), 2007
  • Medal of Honor, Merchant Marine Academy, Gdynia, Poland, 2000
  • Medal of Honor, Sea Fisheries Institute, Gdynia, Poland, 1993
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Scholarship, Ministry of Shipping, Warsaw, 1972
  • Senior Fulbright Scholarship (USA), 1976-1978



Affiliate Professor, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Associate Professor, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington


Adjunct Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington


Research Associate Professor, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington

Areas of Specialization

  • Economics and policies of marine resources
  • Globalization and ocean/coastal environment
  • Strategic marine resource planning and business
  • Structural reforms in transition economies,
  • Capacity building in development and management of maritime sectors in developing countries

Current Research

Establishing Marine Affairs and Outreach Programs a the University of Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa (2003-2004), Source of funding: USAID/ALO.

Effects of Population Growth and Consumption Patterns on the Marine Living Resources in the Zhoushan Archipelago, PRC – with the Institute of Population Research, Peking University, Beijing (2001-2002). Funding source: McArthur Foundation.

Professional Experience

Work as a consultant and team leader for missions and analytical work sponsored by the following international donor organizations:

  • The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • United Nations
    • UN Development Program, New York
    • UN Center for Transnational Corporations, New York, NY
    • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy
    • UN Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • US Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.
  • US Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
  • Winrock Corporation, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Private US and foreign corporations (Korea, US, Australia, Russia)
  • All missions concluded with reports and studies that were submitted to the above mentioned agencies and interested governments.

Foreign Travel and Overseas Missions

Extensive travel to: Russian Federation, China, South Korea, West African countries (Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana), South America (Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil) and Europe (Poland, France, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, West Germany and other countries).

Travel to Africa (from 1984 until present time) is sponsored mostly by the World Bank, USAID, Department of Defense, United Nations and private corporations. Travel to the Russian Federation on behalf of private corporations. Travel to Europe - related to UNIDO, FAO, the World Bank and through own funding. South American travel funded through contracts with the Inter American Development Bank and cooperative scientific program of the Oregon State University, National Science Foundation and by the Government of Mexico.

Beneficiaries are the governments of developing countries as well as international donors. Studies of the USSR, and East European maritime economies, ocean policies, investment climate and economic relations with the West benefit government organizations, universities and private companies.

Other Work Experience

Extensive work and studies on marine affairs including: port and coastal infrastructure planning and management, marine economic development and planning. Academic teaching in the University of Washington: multidisciplinary courses with strong international marine focus. Writing studies, reports and articles for international journals. Work as a consultant in the following areas of specialization: marine resource economics, international marine ecological affairs, including aquatic environment and resource management, ocean policy of the III World, privatization and international market studies, joint ventures, ports and land infrastructure, coastal zone management, institutional framework for sustained development, African, Latin American, Russian and Eastern-European ocean development, structural adjustment and economic reform in the maritime sectors, sector planning and human resource development.

Publications Available Online


Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kaczynski V. M. (2004) Impacts of Trade on the Sustainability of the Ocean and Coastal Resources in Developing Countries, Proceedings of the Warsaw School of Economics Conference on Globalization and Environment, Warsaw, May 28 – 29, 2004.

Kaczynski, V. M. (2004), The US Ocean Policy Toward Russia, Chapter Vii of the International Law of the Sea U.C. – Berkeley Website Book, February, 2004.

Kaczynski, V. M. (2003), International Trade and Sustainability of the Marine and Coastal Environments in the Pacific Rim: Strategic Implications for Korea. Submitted for publication to the internal peer-review Korean Observer.

Kaczynski, V. M. (2003), “The Golden Era of the Soviet Distant-Water Fisheries in Africa” article submitted for publication in the Russian journal “Fisheries Economy” - Prof. Zilanov is Currently handling this publication. Review is by the Editorial Board.

Kaczynski, V. M. (2003), “ Russian Ocean Resource Policy: The View of Western Countries” submitted for publication in the Russian journal “Fisheries Economy” - Prof. Zilanov is currently handling this publication. Review is by the Editorial Board.

Kaczynski, V.M. (2002), Impact of Population, Consumption and International Trade on Sustainability of the Ocean and Coastal Resources of the Pacific Rim, Proceedings of the Seoul Ocean Seminar of the 1st APEC Ocean-Related Ministerial Meeting, April 22 – 23, Seoul, Korea, pp. 187 – 212.

Kaczynski, V.M, Fluharty , D. L., (2002) European policies in West Africa: who benefits from fisheries agreements? Marine Policy Journal, No. 26, 75 – 93.

Kaczynski, V.M., (2002) US Ocean Policy Toward Russia, Jackson School of International Studies - REECAS News Letter, University of Washington, Seattle, Spring.

Kaczynski, V.M., Christie, J.P. (2001) Lessons Learned Evaluation of the Coastal Resources Management Program in Ecuador, A Study for the Inter-American Development Bank, Guayaquil – Seattle, October 11.

Kaczynski V.M., (1998), “Market Conditions and the Concept of Sustainability of the Fishery Resources, All Russian Scientific Institute on Fisheries and Oceanography, (VNIRO), Moscow.

Refereed Journals, Book Articles and Books

Kaczynski V. M., Dave L. Fluharty, (2002) “European policies in West Africa: Who benefits from fisheries agreements?” Marine Policy Journal, No. 26 (2002), pp. 75-93.

Kaczynski V. M., Looney.S. W. (2000), “Coastal Resources as an Engine of Growth and Reduction of Poverty in S West Africa: Marine Policy Considerations.” Coastal Management Journal, No. 28 (2000), pp. 235-248.

Kaczynski V.M., Fluharty D. L., (1999), “Impacts of Population and Markets on the Sustainability of the Ocean and Coastal Resources of the North Pacific,” Collection of Papers, of the International Conference on Impacts of Population and Markets on the Sustainability of the Ocean and Coastal Resources: Perspectives of the Developing and Transition Economies of the North Pacific, Seattle, June 3-4, 1999.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1991, "Perestroika and Soviet Marine Living Resource Policy: The Pacific Dimension" Reviews in Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 4, CRC Press.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1990. "In Search of Self-Reliance: Problems of Marine Technology Transfer to the Developing Countries: The Case of West Africa", Ocean Development and International Law Journal, Volume 20, No.6, pp. 613-626.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1989. "Foreign Fleets in the Sub-Saharan West African EEZ: The Coastal State Perspective," Marine Policy Journal, Volume 13, No. 1, pp. 2-15.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1984. "Joint Ventures as an Export Markets: Marine Policy Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 16

W. M. Kaczynski, 1984."Alternatives for Distant-Water States, Primarily in the Northeast Pacific, (Chapter 7) in: Edward L. Miles et al, The Management of Marine Regions : The North Pacific, (University of California Press) pp. 224-276.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1981. "Factory Motherships and Fish Carriers", Journal of Contemporary Business, Volume 10, No.1., University of Washington, pp. 59-74.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1981. "International Joint Ventures in World Fisheries", Journal of Contemporary Business, Vol.10, No.1. pp. 75-89.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1979."Responses and Adjustments of Foreign Fleets to Controls Imposed by Coastal Nations, Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, Volume 36, Nr. 7. pp. 800-810.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1979 "The Economics of the Eastern Bloc Ocean Policy, The American Economic Review, Volume 69, Nr.2. pp. 261-265.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1979 Joint Ventures Between Distant-Water and Developed Coastal Nations: An Economic View", Ocean Management, Volume 5. pp. 39-48.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1979. "Distant-Water Activities of the East European Countries: Their Present Economic Status and Future Activities in the Northeast Pacific", Ocean Development and International law Journal Volume 6. pp. 73-101.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1977. "Controversies in Strategy of Marine Fisheries Development between Eastern and Western Countries, Ocean Development and International Law Journal, Vol.4. No.4. pp. 399-407.

W. M. Kaczynski, 1976. Economic Problems in Management of Marine Resources in the World Fisheries, (Sea Fisheries Institute Publications, Series E, No.32,) Gdynia, Poland, (book in Polish). 211 pages.