Jacek Rostowski is a former minister of finance and deputy prime minister of Poland. A lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL from 1988 to 1995, he subsequently was a professor of economics at the Central European University in Budapest from 1995 to 2000, and head of its Department of Economics from 2005 to 2006. From 1997 to 2000, he was chairman of the Macro-Economic Policy Council at the Polish Ministry of Finance, and from 2002 to 2004 was an economic advisor to the National Bank of Poland. He joined the cabinet of Premier Donald Tusk in 2007, and served as Finance Minister until 2013, including as Deputy Prime Minister in the final year. Currently he is chairman of the board of the Foundation for Contemporary Liberalism in Warsaw.
He has published around 40 academic papers on European enlargement, monetary policy, currency policy and the transformation of post-communist economies, and is the author of academic books, including Macroeconomic Instability in Post-Communist Countries (1998).