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Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World

When May 17, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where W2.02, Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Str
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The Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy have the pleasure of  inviting to a lecture with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in connection with his new book: "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (, intellectualist and politician, a key architect of Polish reforms, renowned expert on economic policy. In 1989 he took part in historical Round Table negotiations leading to the first post-communist government in Central Europe. While Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance (1994-97) he led Poland to the OECD. Holding the same positions again in 2002-03 he played an important role in Poland's integration with the European Union. He is the founder and Director of TIGER ( – Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research – at Kozminski University in Warsaw (

University professor, researcher, consultant to international organisations, columnist. Author of numerous academic books and research papers on development policy and systemic transformation published in 25 languages, including in English the books: From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Post Socialist Transformation (Oxford UP, 2000) Globalization and Catching-up In Transition Economies (Rochester UP, 2002). The Polish Miracles. Lessons for Emerging Markets (Ashgate, 2005), The World Economy and Great Post-Communist Change (Nova Science 2006) and a bestseller Truth, Errors and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World ( (Columbia University Press 2011).

Professor Kolodko is a marathon runner and globetrotter who has explored almost 150 countries. He is a music lover and a photographer.

The Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy looks forward to welcoming you.

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