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What explains the Polish Miracle and what happened to it?

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs

32L.G.03, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Speakers

Dr Marcin Piatkowski

Dr Marcin Piatkowski

Visiting Scholar, Harvard University and Senior Economist, The World Bank

Dr Sergei Guriev

Dr Sergei Guriev

Chief Economist, EBRD

Chair

Professor Erik Berglof

Professor Erik Berglof

Director, Institute of Global Affairs

This lecture will consist of two parts, first Dr Marcin Piatkowski will present the key messages from his book: Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland. His book explores the lessons learned from Poland's remarkable experience, the conditions that keep countries poor, and the challenges that countries need to face in order to grow. It defines a new growth model that Poland and its Eastern European peers need to adopt in order to continue to grow and catch up with their Western counterparts. On the second part, Dr Sergei Guriev will consider the political economy challenges of this economic transformation.

Dr Sergei Guriev (@sguriev), Sergei Guriev joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 2016 after running the New Economic School in Moscow in 2004-13 and serving as a tenured professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris in 2013-16. As the EBRD’s Chief Economist, Sergei Guriev is responsible for advising the President and other senior members of the Bank’s management team on economic issues of strategic or operational relevance pertaining to the EBRD region.

Dr Marcin Piatkowski (@mmpiatkowski) is a Senior Economist in the World Bank office in Beijing, China. Previously he was a Visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for European Studies, Chief Economist of PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland, economist in the European Department of the IMF and Advisor to IMF's Executive Director. During 2002-03, he served as Advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, contributing to the fiscal reform program. Since 2000, he has taught economics and global finance at Kozminski University, the highest ranked business school in Central Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Kozminski University and an M.A. in Finance and Banking summa cum laude from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Professor Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the LSE, Professor Berglof was the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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