Privatisation in Poland after 1989

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Janusz Kaliński


The author of the article takes up the task of offering the overall assessment of Polish privatisation, looking at the processes of privatisation in the context of their implications for business and for the economy as a whole. For that purpose, he refers, among other things, to the different paths of privatisation adopted within the analysed process of privatisation and discusses the role of foreign capital. The author is also interested in the economic efficiency and social consequences of privatisation until 2008.


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Kaliński, J. (2011). Privatisation in Poland after 1989. Studia Historiae Oeconomicae, 102-114. Retrieved from
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Janusz Kaliński, Warsaw School of Economics, Warszawa

Janusz Kaliński — professor, Chair of Economic and Social History of the Warsaw School of Economics. Interests: the recent economic history of Poland and economic history of the 19th and 20th centuries. He has authored Historia gospodarcza XIX i XX wieku [Economic History of the 19th and 20th centuries] (Warsaw 2008); Transformacja gospodarki polskiej w latach 1989-2004 [Transformation of Polish economy 1989-2004] (Warsaw 2009).