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Tadeusz Kowalik: Radical Political Economist, Solidarity Advisor and Critic of Globalised Capitalism


  • Jan Toporowski

    () (The Economics Department, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)


The work is an obituary of Tadeusz Kowalik, the doyen of Polish political economists, who died in Warsaw on July 30th, 2012. In the English-speaking world Kowalik is best known as the last surviving collaborator of Micha? Kalecki, an advisor to the Polish trade union Solidarity during the 1980s, and subsequently as a fierce critic of the brand of capitalism that established itself in his country.

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  • Jan Toporowski, 2013. "Tadeusz Kowalik: Radical Political Economist, Solidarity Advisor and Critic of Globalised Capitalism," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 66(264), pages 50-57.
  • Handle: RePEc:psl:pslqrr:2013:14

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    Tadeusz Kowalik; Solidarity; Micha? Kalecki; Poland;

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    • B32 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Obituaries
    • B24 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Socialist; Marxist; Scraffian
    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian


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