Prof. Marcin Piątkowski, Ph.D. - lecturer at our University and World Bank economist - commented for the British daily "The Guardian" on the development of the Polish economy and his latest book.
The author of the article recalls the beginnings of the 1980s, the Solidarity movement led by Lech Wałęsa and the breakthrough year 1989, when communism collapsed in Poland.
According to Prof. Piątkowski, our country has come a long way in the last 30 years since these events.
from an eternally backward, poor and peripheral country, to unexpectedly join the group of developed countries. Over the past 30 years, Central and Eastern Europe has witnessed one of the greatest and most important economic growths experienced by any region of the world.
"This is the golden age for our region. - says Prof. Marcin Piatkowski about the development of the Polish economy in the last three decades. "The whole region has been successful, as evidenced by the fact that Bulgarians, Romanians and Poles have never lived better than today, both in absolute and relative terms compared to the West.
Prof. Marcin Piątkowski has recently published a book on the subject. Its title is: "Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland". The author asks questions such as "What makes countries rich?
"What makes other countries poor? In his publication, he collected lessons learned from Poland's experiences, factors and events that affect countries' immersion in poverty and the challenges they have to face in order to develop. It sets out a new growth model that Poland and its eastern neighbours must adopt in order to keep pace with Western countries.
You can read the whole article here.