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Winner of the 2014 Milton Friedman Prize:
Leszek Balcerowicz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland, will receive the 2014 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.
Balcerowicz has been widely credited with the economic transformation of Poland. He liberalized the prices of most consumer goods and initiated sound fiscal and monetary measures designed to balance the budget and end hyperinflation.
A former member of the Polish United Workers’ Party, Balcerowicz became Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister in 1989 under Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Eastern Europe’s first non-communist leader since the end of World War II. He held those positions again from 1997 to 2000. From 2001 to 2007, Balcerowicz served as the chairman of the National Bank of Poland.
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The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, named in honor of perhaps the greatest champion of liberty in the 20th century, is presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The prize, a cash award of $250,000, will be presented at
The Milton Friedman Prize
for Advancing Liberty
2014 Biennial Dinner
May 21, 2014
Waldorf–Astoria Hotel • New York City
Reception at 6:30 p.m. • Dinner at 7:30 p.m. • Black Tie
with keynote address by
Russian Pro-Democracy Leader and Global Human-Rights Activist
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