Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times.
and financial crises.
Martin wolf’s unique perspective and experience gives him an unparalleled voice on the European financial crisis. He can speak with authority about the economic relationships that led to today’s disasters but more importantly what we can learn from them and share insights on what lies ahead for Europe and the World.
Martin was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Bankingbetween June 2010 and September 2011.
He is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times
He is a Forum Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he has served as a panel moderator.
Martin was a senior economist for ten years at the World Bank’s division of international trade.
He was Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London, and has advised governments and international organizations on trade and economic integration. Martin is the author of several books and numerous articles on global economics and political economy, including, Why Globalization Works.
His widely praised book, Fixing Global Finance: How to Curb Financial Crises in the 21st Century (now in an expanded and updated edition), describes how the current financial crisis developed (and those that have preceded it), and what we can do to help ensure global financial stability in the future. China Business News named Fixing Global Finance its "Financial Book of the Year" for 2009.
He has a well-deserved reputation for rigorous thinking, deep insight and dazzlingly sharp delivery.
Fixing Global Finance
The causes and cures of global financial crises, including the current one.
In his book, Fixing Global Finance, Martin Wolf explains why global imbalances cause financial crises—including the one ravaging the United States right now—and he outlines the steps for ending this destructive cycle. Reviewing the global financial crises since 1980, he reveals their underlying patterns and argues that global economic security depends on emerging economies and their ability to develop robust financial systems based on domestic currencies. Sharply and clearly argued, Wolf's prescription illustrates why he has been described as "the world's preeminent financial journalist."
Why Globalization Works
How to achieve a global market economy that works for everyone.
Why Globalization Works is the definitive statement of the case for market-based globalization. Explaining how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality, Martin Wolf carefully counters the arguments of anti-globalization activists and he argues that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of politics and government, in rich countries as well as poor. He also examines the threat that terrorism poses and maps a scenario for achieving a global market economy that aims to make it work for everyone.
- Associate Editor and Chief economics commentator, Financial Times
- Former Member, The Independent Commission on Banking, June 2010 - Sept 2011
- Honorary fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University (2010)
- Honorary fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University (2007)
- Honorary fellow, Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia)
- Honorary professor, University of Nottingham
- Distinguished visiting fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, in 2009 and 2010
- Member of the Board of Governors of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel
- Director of Studies, Trade Policy Research Centre, London
- Forum fellow, World Economic Forum in Davos
- Member, WEF's International Media Council
- Former Senior Economist, World Bank
- Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, Nottingham University
- Doctor of Science, honoris causa, by Warwick University
- Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, London School of Economics
- Former member, Council of the Royal Economic Society, 1991-1996
- Former member, National Consumer Council, 1987-1993
- Recipient, first class honors in politics, philosophy and economics, Corpus Christi College and Nuffield College, Oxford University
- Advisor & rapporteur to the Eminent Persons Group on World Trade (1990); principal author of its report, Meeting the World Trade Deadline: Path to a Successful Uruguay Round
- Delivered many invited lectures
- 2012 International Ischia Journalism Prize, Italy’s most prestigious media award
- US Society of Business Writers and Editors, 15th Annual Best Business Journalism award, 2009
- Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers 2011, 2010 and 2009
- "Ludwig-Erhard-Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik" ("Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary") from the Ludwig Erhard Stiftung (Foundation) for 2009
- "Commentariat of the Year 2009" at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence
- "Commentator of the Year" award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2008
- AMEC Lifetime achievement Award at the Workworld Media Awards for 2007
- Commander of the British Empire (CBE), 2000
- Decade of Excellence Award, Business Journalists of the Year Awards
- First ever recipient of the Special Advocacy Award, FIRST magazine, for "considered and effective responses to questions of globalization and capitalism"
- Newspaper Feature of the Year Award, Workworld Media Awards, 2003
- Senior prize for excellence in financial Journalism, Wincott Foundation, 1989 & 1997
- RTZ David Watt memorial prize for his article celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference
- Journalism Prize, Fundacio Catalunya Oberta (Open Catalonia Foundation), 2006
- New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal
- Corpus Christi College and Nuffield College, Oxford University
- First class honours in classical moderations; first class honours in politics, philosophy and economics
- Bachelor (and later, Master) of Philosophy