by Rebekah Mintzer
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- In the 21st century, change and volatility have become factors that the world economy can depend on, due to unprecedented globalization and integration, a prominent Polish economist said here in a recent interview with Xinhua.
Grzegorz Kolodko, a prominent Polish economist who played an important role in designing successful economic reforms in his country, came to the UN on Thursday to deliver the message that the world can rise to these challenges.
He explained that this can be accomplished by improving means of assessing international development and by shaping institutions and policies for a rapidly changing world.
Kolodko, a university professor who has served as deputy premier and minister of finance of Poland, gave a talk sponsored by the UN University think tank (UNU) on his new book, "Truth Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in the Developing World." Afterwards, he spoke to Xinhua about pragmatic ways to respond to an economy that has become "planetary."