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Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland

Marcin Piatkowski


The book is about one of the biggest economic success stories that one has hardly ever heard about. It is about a perennially backward, poor, and peripheral country, which over the last twenty-five years has unexpectedly become Europe’s and a global growth champion and joined the ranks of high-income countries during the life of just one generation. It is about the lessons learned from its remarkable experience for other countries in the world, the conditions that keep countries poor, and challenges that countries need face to grow and become high-income. It is also about a new growth model th ... More

Keywords: economic development, convergence, institutions, culture, extractive and inclusive institutions, growth models, post-communist transition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198789345
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198789345.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcin Piatkowski, author
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University's Center for European Studies; Senior Economist, The World Bank