Joanna Gawlik

Joanna GawlikJoanna Gawlik is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in New York. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Prior to earning her M.B.A., Joanna spent four years working at Goldman Sachs. At Johns Hopkins, Joanna was Prof. Steve H. Hanke’s research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Hyperinflation in the General Government: German-Occupied Poland During World War II

Newly discovered primary data reveals two previously undiscovered episodes of hyperinflation. They occurred in German-occupied Poland from late 1939 to early 1945. Nazi-occupied Poland, a territory then referred to as the General Government, experienced monthly inflation rates of 71.4% in January 1940 and 54.4% in August 1944. Inclusion of the 1940 and 1944 Polish cases of hyperinflation brings the total number of episodes of hyperinflation documented in the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table to 60. With these newly discovered cases, Poland has experienced more episodes of hyperinflation—four—than any other country in the world.

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