Ida Musiałkowska is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of European Studies Department at the Poznań University of Economics and Business (PUEB, Poland) and also serves as Programme Director for International Economics at the University. She obtained her habilitation in economics (post-doctoral degree) in 2017 and Ph.D. in economics in 2005 (PUEB). Her research interests are dynamics of regional integration and development processes in the EU and world, EU cohesion policy, European integration, Latin American integration, regional business cycles and policy transfer. She is an author of many research articles, chapters in books, books and also a Visiting Professor at the European, South and North American universities. In addition, she was an Expert to the European Commission and Evaluator at REA (Horizon 2020), COST programme, Polish Parliament (2011-2015), regional and local authorities, and is a member of the monitoring committee of the Wielkopolska Regional Operation Programme for the years 2014–2020. She's also Regional Studies Association Ambassador to Poland.