Martin Wolf

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

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Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000 for his services to financial journalism. From June 2010 to September 2011, he was a member of the United Kingdom’s Independent Commission on Banking. Wolf was made a doctor of science (econ), honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in 2006 and a doctor of science, honoris causa, by Warwick University in 2009. He is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, and King’s College, London.

In 2009, Wolf won the Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary. He won “Commentariat of the Year 2009” at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence. Foreign Policy ranked him fifteenth in its 2009 list of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” and thirty-seventh in 2010. He was joint winner of the 2009 award for columns in “giant newspapers” at the fifteenth annual Best in Business Journalism competition of The Society of American Business Editors and Writers. In 2012, he won the Ischia International Journalism Prize. In 2013, he won the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium.”

His most recent publications are Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004), Fixing Global Finance (Washington DC: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, and London: Yale University Press, 2010), and The Shifts and The Shocks: What We’ve Learned—And Have Still to Learn—From the Financial Crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014).