Mr Rostowski was born on 30 April 1951 in London. Mr Rostowski was appointed Minister of Finance in 2007 in the first cabinet of Donald Tusk serving until 2013, and became Deputy Prime Minister in 2013. In the parliamentary elections in 2011 he was elected to the Sejm as Deputy for Warsaw. Mr Rostowski is the longest serving Minister of Finance in Poland. In 2010 the “Financial Times” voted him the second best and in 2011 and 2012 the third best European Minister of Finance. “Emerging Markets” chose him the best minister of finance of the European emerging markets in 2009 and 2012. In 2015 he became Chief Political Adviser to Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. In the years 1995 – 2000 and 2005 – 2006 he was Head of the Economics Department at Central European University in Budapest. During 1992 – 1995 he worked at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). From 1988 to 1995 Mr Rostowski was lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. From 1989 to 1991 Mr Rostowski was Economic Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Finance Leszek Balcerowicz. From 1997 to 2001 he chaired the Macroeconomic Policy Council at the Ministry of Finance and from 2002 to 2004 he was Adviser to the Chairman of the National Bank of Poland. Mr Rostowski was also Adviser to the Government of the Russian Federation for the macroeconomic policy. He is a Founder Member of CASE - Centre for Social and Economic Research. Mr Rostowski is author of numerous publications on extending European Union, monetary and exchange rate policies and on transformation of post-communist economies. Mr Rostowski speaks fluent English and French and has some of Spanish and Russian.
Macroeconomic Instability in Post-Communist Countries Oxford University Press 1998 The Eastern Enlargement of the Eurozone Kluwer Academic Publishers 2005 The Eastern Enlargement of the EU Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001 Banking Reform in Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union Central European University Press 1995