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Europe's growth champion : insights from the economic rise of Poland

Author: Marcin Piatkowski
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Poland is one of the biggest yet rarely heard of economic success stories. Over the last twenty-five years it has unexpectedly become Europe's growth champion. This book is about lessons learned from Poland's remarkable experience, the conditions that keep countries poor, and challenges the countries face to grow.
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PIATKOWSKI, MARCIN.
EUROPE'S GROWTH CHAMPION.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018
(OCoLC)1000442267
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcin Piatkowski
ISBN: 9780192506382 0192506382 9780191831195 0191831190
OCLC Number: 1027965598
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Europeâ#x80;#x99;s Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Rights and Permissions; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; Introduction; 1: Fundamental Sources of Growth: Institutions, Culture, and Ideas; 1.1. Fundamental Sources of Growth; 1.2. What are Institutions and how do They Drive Economic Growth?; 1.2.1. How do Institutions Drive Economic Growth?; 1.2.2. Which Institutions Matter the Most?; 1.3. Extractive Versus Inclusive Institutions 1.3.1. How Extractive and Inclusive Institutions Affect Economic Outcomes?1.3.2. What Makes Inclusive Societies Different From Others?; 1.4. Where do the Good Institutions Come From?; 1.5. The Extended Institutional Framework of Development; 1.5.1. Initial Distribution of Income and Power; 1.6. Conditions for Shifting from an Extractive to an Inclusive Society and Vice Versa; 1.6.1. Why Internally Driven Shifts to Inclusive Institutions are Rare?; 1.6.2. Violence and Inequality as Drivers of Shifts Between Extractive and Inclusive Institutions 1.7. How to Move From Extractive to Inclusive Societies: Policy Implications1.7.1. Culture, Ideas, and Individuals; 1.8. The Importance of Culture; 1.9. How Culture Affects Institutions; 1.10. Ideas, Ideologies, and Individuals; 1.11. Conclusions; 2: From Black Death to Black Hole; 2.1. The Rise of Western Europe and Decline of Central and Eastern Europe; 2.2. Polandâ#x80;#x99;s Sixteenth-Century Mythical â#x80;#x98;Golden Ageâ#x80;#x99;; 2.3. Sources of Polandâ#x80;#x99;s Backwardness; 2.3.1. Extractive Political Institutions; 2.3.2. Economic Institutions; 2.3.3. Rule of Law and Property Rights; 2.3.4. Market Competition 2.3.5. Social Mobility2.3.6. Public Administration and State Capacity; 2.3.7. Technology Absorption and Innovation; 2.4. Why did Poland Create Extractive Institutions?; 2.4.1. The Impact of Black Death; 2.4.2. Political Monopoly of Szlachta; 2.4.3. Wrong Economic Specialization; 2.5. Why Polandâ#x80;#x99;s â#x80;#x98;Democracyâ#x80;#x99; did not Lead to Economic Development; 2.5.1. Why Didnâ#x80;#x99;t Polish Szlachta Support Growth-Promoting Institutions and Policies?; 2.6. The Role of Culture, Values, and Ideologies in Polandâ#x80;#x99;s Backwardness; 2.6.1. Contempt for Business 2.6.2. Isolationism, Anti-City and Anti-Bourgeois Attitudes2.6.3. Anti-Intellectualism; 2.6.4. Lack of Technology Absorption and Innovation; 2.6.5. Ignorance of Education; 2.6.6. Rule of Law; 2.6.7. Patriotism; 2.6.8. Ideology; 2.7. Conclusions; 3: What Black Death was to Western Europe, Communism was to Central and Eastern Europe; 3.1. What Communism was all About; 3.1.1. How was Communism Supposed to Work?; 3.2. Why Communism Collapsed; 3.3. Poland was a Communist Growth Laggard; 3.3.1. Why did Poland Underperform?; 3.4. Why Communism was not all Bad
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