Ilona Wysmułek

Ilona Wysmułek

Research topics:

  • corruption
  • meritocracy
  • social inequality
  • survey data harmonization
  • survey methodology and data analysis
  • comparative analysis

Ilona Wysmułek is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. She has worked in a number of projects, among them the Polish Panel Survey POLPAN ( and the Survey Data Recycling project, SDR ( Her research focuses on survey methodology, attitudes toward inequality, and corruption perceptions and behavior.

Selected publications:

  • Wysmułek, Ilona. 2019. Using Public Opinion Surveys to Evaluate Corruption in Europe: Trends in the Corruption Items of 21 International Survey Projects, 1989–2017. Quality & Quantity 53, nr 5: 2589–2610.
  • Wysmulek, Ilona. 2018. Europe of Uneven Data: Country Representation in International Surveys on Corruption, 1989–2017. Ask: Research and Methods, 27(1), 87–104.
  • Oleksiyenko, Olena, Ilona Wysmulek and Anastas Vangeli. 2018. “Data and Documentation Quality Check: Cross-national Surveys Quality in the Light of Data Harmonization”. Chapter in the edited book
  • Advances in Comparative Survey Methods: Multicultural, Multinational and Multiregional Contexts. red. Johnson, Pennell, Stoop and Dorer, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Wysmulek, Ilona 2017. Corruption in Schools? Scale and Sources of Corruption Perception and Bribe-Giving Experience in Poland, Edukacja. Kwartalnik, nr. 4 (143): 41-55.
  • Slomczynski, Kazimierz M. and Ilona Wysmułek, eds. 2016. Social Inequality and the Life Course: Poland’s Transformative Years, 1988–2013. Warsaw, Poland: IFiS Publishers.
  • Slomczynski, Kazimierz M. and Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, with Danuta Życzyńska-Ciołek and Ilona  Wysmułek, eds. 2016. Dynamics of Social Structure: Poland’s Transformative Years, 1988–2013.  Warsaw,
  • Poland: IFiS Publishers.
  • Słomczyński, Kazimierz M., Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, J. Craig Jenkins, with Marta Kołczyńska,  Przemek Powałko, Ilona Wysmułek, Olena Oleksiyenko, Marcin W. Zieliński and Joshua K.  Dubrow. 2016.
  • Democratic Values and Protest Behavior: Harmonization of Data from International  Survey Projects. Warsaw: IFiS Publishers.
  • Baczko-Dombi, Anna and Ilona Wysmułek. 2015. Determinants of Success in Public Opinion in Poland: Factors, Directions and Dynamics of Change, Polish Sociological Review nr. 3(191): 277- 293.