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Leszek Balcerowicz

politician and economist

Leszek BALCEROWICZ, Polish politician and economist. Awards of. Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR) 1969-1981; Polish Economics Society since 1970; Polish Sociological Society since 1983, European Economics Association; Warsaw Civic Committee Solidarity since 1989.

Background

Balcerowicz, Leszek was born on January 19, 1947 in Lipno, Poland. Son of Waclaw and Barbara Balcerowicz.

Education

Master of Science in Economics, Central School Planning and Statistics, Warsaw, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Central School Planning and Statistics, Warsaw, 1975. Master of Business Administration, St. John's University, New York City, 1974.

Degree (honorary), University Aix-en-Provence, 1993. Degree (honorary), University Sussex, 1994. Degree (honorary), De Paul University, Chicago, 1996.

Degree (honorary), University Szczecin, University Torun, Staffordshire University, Dundee University, 1998. Degree (honorary), University Bratislava, 1999. Degree (honorary), Viadrina European University, Frankfurt, Germany, 2001.

Degree (honorary), University of the Pacific, Lima, Peru, 2002. Degree (honorary), Iasi University, Romania, 2002.

Career

Member staff Warsaw School of Economics, since 1970, director chair international comparative studies, since 1993. Deputy prime minister, minister finance Government of Poland, Warsaw, 1989—1991, 1997—2000. President National Bank Poland, 2001—2007.

Member Parliament, 1997—2000. Chair Freedom Union, 1995-2000.

Works

  • Contributor numerous publications on economic issues worldwide.

Membership

Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR) 1969-1981. Polish Economics Society since 1970. Polish Sociological Society since 1983, European Economics Association.

Warsaw Civic Committee Solidarity since 1989.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Historical literature, sport.

Connections

Married; 3 children.

father:
Waclaw Balcerowicz

mother:
Barbara Balcerowicz