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Martin Wolf

Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

An authority on globalisation and financial crises. Martin Wolf’s unique perspective and experience gives him an unparalleled voice on European and global economies. He can speak with authority about the economic relationships underlying our complex financial systems, what we can learn from them, and what lies ahead for Europe, the US, and the rest of the worldMartin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London, writing a weekly column on the world economy and a fortnightly column on the UK. For his Dzservices to financial journalismdz, Martin was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000. Martin brings considerable practical experience to his writings. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. Previously, he was a senior economist for ten years at the World Bank’s division of international trade. He has been a Forum Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999, where he has served as a moderator, and is a member of its International Media Council. He was Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London, and has advised governments and international organisations on trade and economic integration. Martin is the author of several books and numerous articles on global economics and political economy. His most recent book is The Shifts and The Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Have Still to Learn — from the Financial Crisis (September 2014). Previous books include Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance: How to Curb Financial Crises in the 21st Century. Fixing Global Finance describes how the current financial crisis developed and what we can do to help ensure future global financial stability. China Business News named Fixing Global Finance its Financial Book of the Year for 2009. Martin has won several prestigious awards for his journalism, most recently the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for Dzbest commentary on international news in any mediumdz for 2013; the James Cameron Memorial Award for 2012; a distinguished honourary fellowship by the European International Business Academy in 2012; and the 2012 International Ischia Journalism Prize (Italy’s most prestigious media award). Other awards include the US Society of Business Writers and Editors 15th Annual Best Business Journalism award, and the DzLudwig-Erhard-Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistikdz (DzLudwig Erhard Prize for economic commentarydz) from the Ludwig Erhard Stiftung (Foundation) for 2009. He won DzCommentariat of the Year 2009dz at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence, and the Decade of Excellence Award at the 2003 Business Journalists of the Year Awards.