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Leszek Balcerowicz: The Future of the Eurozone

When Jan 27, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Old Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge
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This event is free to attend, however tickets must be reserved in advance here.

Professor Leszek Balcerowicz - Former Polish Finance Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the National Bank of Poland - shares his perspectives on the future of the Eurozone and on Poland's potential entry to the monetary union.

Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz is a key architect of Poland's post-1989 economic success. As Finance Minister in the first elected government of the new democratic era, Balcerowicz authored and introduced a bold set of reforms to facilitate the country's rapid transition from centrally planned to free market economy. The "Balcerowicz Plan" - or "Shock Therapy" - has been praised by economists across the world as a farsighted strategy and a crucial step on the path towards Poland's current growing prosperity.

Professor Balcerowicz is currently a Distinguished Associate of the International Atlantic Economic Society. He is the founder and director of the Civic Development Forum (FOR), an independent think tank based in Poland. In 2014, he won the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.

Professor Balcerowicz's lecture on the challenges facing the Eurozone and on Poland's economic future will be followed by questions and discussion hosted by Dr Stanley Bill, Lecturer in Polish Studies at Cambridge.

This event is organized by Cambridge Polish Studies in partnership with the Forum on Geopolitics at the Department of Politics and International Studies.

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