Lessons in liberation

  • 04 Dec 2019
  • London, UK
  • EBRD
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Join us for a conversation with Leszek Balcerowicz, one of the architects of the reform process in central and eastern Europe, Martin Sandbu, FT columnist, and Beata Javorcik, EBRD Chief Economist, moderated by Jonathan Charles, EBRD Managing Director Communications, about the lessons of 30 years of transition and the next reform frontiers.

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti will open the event, which will take place at EBRD Headquarters in London on 4 December between 10.00-11.30.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to clear security.

The event is also open to press and interviews can be arranged by contacting press@ebrd.com.

Leszek Balcerowicz is a Polish economist, academic and politician. He served as Chairman of the National Bank of Poland and twice as Deputy Prime Minister of Poland. In 1989, he became Minister of Finance in the first non-communist government and led the free-market economic reforms, which transformed Poland.

Martin Sandbu writes Free Lunch, the FT's daily econ comment, and previously worked in academia and policy consulting. 

Beata Javorcik is the new EBRD Chief Economist and professor in economics at the University of Oxford.

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