The Road to Socialism and Back: An Economic History of Poland

The Road to Socialism and Back: An Economic History of Poland

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About the Webinar

Apr 17, 2024
12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST

Join Peter Boettke as he discusses how Poland and its people were the subjects of a grand socio-economic experiment of transforming the mixed economy of this nation of 35 million into a centrally planned, socialist state; and how they recovered back to one of the freest countries in the world.

This webinar will include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenter.

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About the Speaker

Peter J. Boettke

Peter J. Boettke is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at George Mason University, as well as the Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. As a teacher, Boettke is dedicated to cultivating enthusiasm for the economic way of thinking and the importance of economic ideas in future generations of scholars and citizens. He is the co-author with David Prychitko, of the classic principles of economics texts of Paul Heyne's The Economic Way of Thinking (13th Edition, 2013, Pearson; formerly with Prentice Hall). His efforts in the classroom have earned him a number of distinctions including the Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University and the Mason Alumni Association's 2009 Faculty Member of the Year award.

In 2005, Boettke received the Charles Koch Distinguished Alumnus award from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Jack Kennedy Award for Alumni Achievement from Grove City College. Boettke was the 2010 recipient of the Association of Private Enterprise Education’s Adam Smith Award as well as Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award.

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