In this talk, Professor Kolodko will draw on research from his latest book, Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World (Columbia University Press, 2011). The book presents a critical analysis of the neoliberalism that dominated policymaking in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Professor Kolodko will discuss alternative approaches to economic policy, and how they could change the rules of the economic game.
Professor Kolodko is considered a key architect of Polish economic reforms. While he served as the Polish Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance (1994-97, 2002-03), he played a leading role in achieving the entry of Poland into the OECD and the European Union. Professor Kolodko is also the author of numerous academic books, research papers and articles.
* Grzegorz W. Kolodko Professor of Political Economy and Director of Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, Kozminski University, Warsaw
* Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of United Nations University Office at the UN, New York
Conference Room 6, Temporary North Lawn Building (TNLB) UN Headquarters, New York