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Poland’s New Golden Age: Shifting from Europe’s Periphery to Its Center

April 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:6th Floor, Room 608, Senate Room Robertson Hall
Key Contact:Cathleen Schmidt
Contact Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 1087

The Centre for European Studies, along with the Embassy of Poland to Canada, is pleased to present as part of its


 Poland’s New Golden Age: Shifting from Europe’s Periphery to Its Center

  Dr. Marcin Piatkowski

Senior Economist at the World Bank Office in Warsaw

* Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. Please RSVP below.

speakerDrawing on the remarkable economic performance of Poland since 1989, Dr. Marcin Piatkowski analyzes its economic history to provide a new perspective on the future of Poland’s economy. He argues that Poland has just had the best 20 years in its entire history, more than doubling its GDP and becoming the European growth champion. Poland’s successful growth model has become a benchmark for other countries in Europe and beyond. The report presents recommendations for further economic development of Poland and discusses implications of the rise of Poland for the future of Europe. To access the paper, click here.

Dr. Marcin Piatkowski is a Senior Economist at the World Bank office in Warsaw. He is also Assistant Professor of Economics at Kozminski University. Previously, he was Chief Economist of PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland, Economist and Advisor to the Executive Director at the IMF, and Advisor to Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.  He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Kozminski University and M.A. in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics.

The event is supported, in part, by a grant from the European Union, and in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa.

For more information contact or 613 520-2600 ext. 1087.

European Perspectives Series