An event at which Marcin Piatkowski will present the key messages from his forthcoming book on Poland which is to be published by Oxford University Press.
There has recently been much discussion as to whether Poland’s unprecedented economic success after 1989 will continue. Are Polish institutions strong enough to support further fast convergence with the West? Are economic policies appropriate? What is the role of the European Union?
The lecture will present the key messages from Marcin Piatkowski’s forthcoming book on Poland to be published by Oxford University Press. The book (i) analyzes the sources of Poland’s and Eastern European historical backwardness, (ii) explains the drivers of Poland’s unprecedented economic success during the last 25 years, when it moved from being poor to rich within the life of just one generation, and (iii) proposes a new growth model for Poland and Eastern Europe to help them fully catch up with the West for the first time ever. The book also (iv) shares the lessons learned and insights from Poland’s experience for other countries in Europe and beyond. Finally, (v) it discusses possible scenarios for the country’s future development.
This event will be livestreamed on this page starting at 13.00 CET on 31 January. There is no need to register for the livestream.
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Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director
Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, Senior Economist at the World Bank
Member of the Board, Narodowy Bank Polski
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