Reform enthusiasm or reform fatigue? The cyclical nature of reform orientation in Poland
A public lecture was presented by Marek Belka, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and Prime Minister of Poland from 2004 to 2005.
Lajos Bokros, CEU Chief Operating Officer; Professor, Department of Economics/Public Policy Program
In December 2005, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Marek Belka of Poland as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Marek Belka has outstanding qualifications and numerous accomplishments in the area of economics and global economic governance. He served as Prime Minister of Poland between May 2004 and November 2005. He also helped to direct Iraq’s post-war economy by serving first as Chairman of the Council for International Coordination for Iraq (responsible for international aid coordination for the reconstruction of Iraq, June-October 2003), and later as Director of Economic Policy (responsible for the preparation of economic reforms in Iraq, October 2003-March 2004). Previously, Marek Belka was an adviser and consultant to the Polish Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Ownership Transformations and Central Office of Planning (1990-1996).
Event was organized by the Department of Economics and the Public Policy Program.