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Andrzej Sadowski

Andrzej Sadowski (born on 4 February 1963 in Przasnysz) – Polish economist, economic author, president of Adam Smith Center think-thank.
Former student of the National Education Commission General Secondary School in Przasnysz. He took up his studies in economics at the University of Warsaw and co-founded there the Research Team on the Conservative and Liberal Thought (1984). He was the editor of the clandestine periodical Dodruk [Supplement], launched in 1986. For his activism he was placed under the surveillance of the communist secret services.
He co-organized the Economic Society in Warsaw (1986–1989). Together with Mirosław Dzielski and Aleksander Paszyński he founded the Economic Action – the discussion community which brought together economists close to the democratic opposition milieus. He was among the signatories of the founding act of the Real Politics Movement, later transformed into the Real Politics Union (UPR) political party. Next, he became an activist of the Liberal and Democratic Congress (KLD)[3]. In the mid-1990s he was one of the founders of Transparency International Poland and became the member of its Board.
In 1989, he initiated the establishment of Adam Smith Center. He served as its Vice-President, and in 2014 he became the president of this think-thank. Between 2009-2010, he joined the National Development Council, appointed by the then President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński. In 2014, he established the Council of the Confederation of Employers of the Construction and Investment Market Union (URBI). In October 2015, he joined the National Development Council appointed by the incumbent President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.
Also in 2014, for his outstanding achievements in the development and promotion of Polish enterprises and for his social activism, he received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. In 2004, he was awarded with the statue of “Przasnysz Coryphaeus”.

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