In Poland's Jump to the Market Economy, Jeffrey Sachs provides an insider's analysis of the political events and economic strategy behind the country's swift transition to capitalism and democracy. Sachs reviews Poland's striking progress since the start of the economic reforms three years ago, which he helped to design. He discusses the gains - more than half of employment and GDP is now in the private sector, exports to Western Europe have more than doubled, and economic growth and confidence are returning - as well as the serious problems that remain.
"A spirited and persuasive defense of Poland's main approach to economic restructuring." —Foreign Affairs
"This important monograph will surely become required reading in courses dealing with the economics of transition." —George Blazyca, Times Higher Education Supplement