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Economics and ethics of the welfare state

Professor Leszek Balcerowicz, Warsaw School of Economics, will give a public lecture exploring the economics and ethics of the welfare state, on Tuesday 6 March at LSE.

Leszek Balcerowicz is an economist, professor at the Warsaw School of Economics and the holder of an honorary doctorate in many Polish and foreign universities. He is also the author of Polish economic reforms initiated after the fall of communism. He was a vice prime minister and minister of finance in the first Polish post-communist government. He has received prestigious awards and honors - including the White Eagle Order, the highest state distinction in the Polish Republic, for his contribution to political transformation in Poland. Until two months ago he was president of the National Bank of Poland

This event is one in a series of FT Business - LSE European Institute lectures exploring The Future of Europe.

Professor Willem Buiter, LSE, will chair this event.

Economics and Ethics of the Welfare State is on Tuesday 6 March 2007 at 5.15-6.1pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

26 February 2007

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