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Poland's economy in the pandemic
Pawel Bukowski and Wojciech Paczos
October 2021
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CentrePiece 26 (3) Autumn 2021

Tags: covid-19; productivity; wellbeing; growth; gdp; poland; labour markets

The Polish economy has largely managed to avoid the pandemic-induced troubles experienced in Western Europe. But as Pawel Bukowski and Wojtek Paczos argue, contrary to government claims of able stewardship, what has got the country through relatively unscathed is a combination of good fortune, making GDP a priority over health and restrictions centred more on personal freedoms than economic freedoms.

The original version of this article was published on the Notes from Poland blog in April 2021.