David McQuaid has been Dow Jones Newswires’ Warsaw bureau chief since 1999. He has studied and written about Poland since 1980, when he had a first-hand view of Solidarity's "self-limiting revolution" against communist rule. From 1991 to 1994, David worked as a political analyst and editor at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute in Munich, German. For the last 10 years he has been a business reporter in Warsaw, working for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Bridge News before joining Dow Jones. David also served as deputy editor-in-chief of Polish business weekly Zycie Gospodarcze. He is an honors graduate from Cornell University (B.A., 1984) and won a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities to do postgraduate work in Polish history at the University of Michigan (1985-1987). His wife, Dorota, teaches graphic design at the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy. They have two children: Matylda, 6, and Matthew, 3.