Interview: Leszek Balcerowicz

As you are one of the chief architects of economic reform in Poland, what is your assessment of the transformation process since the fall of communism?

Poland was the first post-socialist country to launch a programme of economic reforms, and I happened to be in charge of this programme as deputy prime minister and minister of finance. We now have a lot of experience with the process of transformation of post-socialist economies. This experience shows that countries that reformed the most in the

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