Martin Wolf

Chief Economics Commentator; The Financial Times

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 world.

He is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. In his regular columns for the FT, Mr. Wolf covers a wide range of economically relevant topics. In the recent past, these have included: the state of the global, European and British economies; the global savings glut and secular stagnation; global monetary policies; the rise of populism; the political economy of Brexit; the future of the eurozone; the future of globalisation; the challenges to the Chinese and Indian economies; the past and future of the global financial system; radical monetary reform; the productivity slowdown and technological change; the economics of migration; the economics of climate change; reform of corporate governance; and the future of universities. For his services to financial journalism, 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.

Mr. Wolf is the author of highly regarded books on globalisation, Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004), the global financial system, Fixing Global Finance (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008 and 2010). Fixing Global Finance describes how the financial crisis developed and what we can do to help ensure future global financial stability. China Business News named Fixing Global Financeits Financial Book of the Year for 2009. His most recent book on the global financial crisis is The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis (Penguin, 2014 and 2015).

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When at corporate events, Martin is known to speak on the following topics:

  • Finance & Futurism
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Economics