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Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz

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Leszek Balcerowicz, a former governor of the Central Bank of Poland and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister in the first post-communist Polish government, is Professor of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics.

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  1. Will the Rule of Law Hold?
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    Will the Rule of Law Hold?

    Jan 11, 2019 Leszek Balcerowicz thinks a key democratic principle is proving to be more resilient than populist leaders – and their opponents – expected.

  2. Europe’s Non-Rhetorical Values
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    Europe’s Non-Rhetorical Values

    Nov 5, 2013 Leszek Balcerowicz on reviving traditional European values in EU institutions.

  3. Ukraine’s Own Goal
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    Ukraine’s Own Goal

    Jun 4, 2012 Leszek Balcerowicz

  4. The Bailout Bias
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    The Bailout Bias

    Mar 19, 2012 Leszek Balcerowicz

  5. A More Perfect Monetary Union
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    A More Perfect Monetary Union

    May 10, 2010 Leszek Balcerowicz

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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.
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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that global challenges require global partnerships if they are to be conquered. International cooperation on vaccine production is perhaps the clearest example of this simple truth.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

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    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.

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