TRANSFORMATION IN POLAND: FACTS AND FICTION ON THE YEARS 1990–2020 AND THE CHANCES OF CLOSING THE GAP WITH THE US AND GERMAN ECONOMIES AFTER 2020 Cover Image

TRANSFORMACJA W POLSCE: FAKTY I MITY DOTYCZĄCE LAT 1990–2020 ORAZ SZANSE GOSPODARCZEGO DOGONIENIA USA I NIEMIEC PO ROKU 2020
TRANSFORMATION IN POLAND: FACTS AND FICTION ON THE YEARS 1990–2020 AND THE CHANCES OF CLOSING THE GAP WITH THE US AND GERMAN ECONOMIES AFTER 2020

Author(s): Stanisław Gomułka
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Poland 1989–2019; European Union; myths and facts; long term growth forecasts
Summary/Abstract: This article studies path-breaking economic developments in Poland followingthe start of the systemic transformation in 1989. Three groups of countries are usedfor comparative analysis: those economically most advanced, those less developedbut striving to catch up during the last 30–40 years, and as a subgroup of the latter,the transition economies. The article has three objectives. The fi rst is to show that manyopinions regarding major aspects of the Polish transformation are at variance with plainstatistical facts. The second is to evaluate the pace and the extent of progress so farin the eff ort to narrow the income and wealth gaps between Poland and most developedcountries, particularly the pre-2004 members of the European Union. The third consistsin a discussion of factors which are likely to impede the pace of Poland’s economicdevelopment in the years to come.

  • Page Range: 362-385
  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish