Leszek Balcerowicz

For Leszek Balcerowicz's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mar 21, 2010

Trial by crisis for future growth

WARSAW — Episodes like the current financial crisis seriously disrupt economic growth. But the question that we should be asking concerns such episodes’ impact on longer-term development. And that question has attracted surprisingly little interest. Traditional growth theories focus on systematic forces — for ...

Nov 18, 2007

What the Kaczynksi twins taught Poles

WASHINGTON — The defeat of the Kaczynski twins’ Law and Justice Party (PiS) in Poland brought sighs of relief across Europe. But, as Donald Tusk’s new government assumes office, it is important to learn the lessons that their defeat holds for all of us. ...