What Makes Countries Rich and What Keeps Them Poor: Insights from Europe’s Growth Champion

Marcin Piatkowski
Date & Time Nov 15 2022 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Bowl 002
Marcin Piatkowski
Audience Restricted to Princeton University

Marcin Piatkowski is an Associate Professor of Economics at Kozminski University in Warsaw and a Senior Economist at the World Bank. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Managing Director of PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland, economist in the European Department of the IMF and Advisor to IMF's Executive Director. He also served as Advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance. He holds a Ph.D. and habilitation in Economics from Kozminski University and an M.A. in Finance and Banking summa cum laude from the Warsaw School of Economics. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, London Business School, and the OECD Development Center. He is the author of Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland (Oxford, 2018), which was endorsed by the world’s top economists, awarded the prize of “The Best Book in Economics in 2019” by the Polish Academy of Sciences, and reviewed by the Financial Times. In his free time, he enjoys running marathons, reading about history, and dancing. He tweets at @mmpiatkowski. His personal website is at www.marcinpiatkowski.com


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