Economic History Workshop | “What Makes Countries Rich and What Keeps Them Poor: Insights from Europe’s Growth Champion”

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Robertson Hall



Event Description

What Makes Countries Rich and What Keeps Them Poor: Insights from Europe’s Growth Champion

Marcin Piatkowski, Kozminski University and The World Bank

Location: 002 Robertson Hall & Zoom

Presentation Slides

This workshop will be offered in hybrid format both on Zoom and in-person. Registration is only required for those who plan on attending via Zoom. 

Zoom Registration

We kindly ask that all in-person attendees follow the current University Covid-19 guidelines. There is no pre-circulated paper for this workshop.

Marcin Piatkowski is Professor of Economics at Kozminski University in Warsaw and a Lead Economist at the World Bank. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Managing Director of PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland, economist in the European Department of the IMF and Advisor to IMF's Executive Director. He also served as Advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance. He holds a Ph.D. and habilitation in Economics from Kozminski University and an M.A. in Finance and Banking summa cum laude from the Warsaw School of Economics. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, London Business School, and the OECD Development Center. He is the author of Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland (Oxford, 2018), which was endorsed by the world’s top economists, awarded the prize of “The Best Book in Economics in 2019” by the Polish Academy of Sciences, and reviewed by the Financial Times. In his free time, he enjoys running marathons, reading about history, and dancing. He tweets at @mmpiatkowski. His personal website is at


Co-Sponsored by:

Collaborative History, European Union Program, and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance

Robert Yee
Area of Interest
Economic History
Scholarly Series
Economic History Workshop