Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He is a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, and a Special Professor at the University of Nottingham. Mr Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism in both 1989 and 1997 and won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize in 1994. He was the winner of the 2003 Business Journalist of the Year Decade of Excellence Award. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum since 1999. He won the Newspaper Feature of the Year Award at the Workworld Media Awards in 2003. He is the author of Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004). He obtained the Master of Philosophy in economics from Oxford University in 1971. Following that he joined the World Bank, where he became a Senior Economist in 1974. In 1981 he became Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre in London. He joined the Financial Times in 1987 as Chief Economics Leader Writer and was promoted Associate Editor in 1990 and Chief Economics Commentator in 1996. His column appears in the FT on Wednesdays and alternate Fridays.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Will Globalization Survive?
Author: Martin Wolf

Globalization is not inevitable. It depends on politics. Today, it depends above all on US politics. Without successful US leadership, the present globalization may founder, just as the last one did. In this article Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, starts by analysing the driving forces behind globalization. He then looks at its impact, before examining the risks that lie ahead. He concludes with a few ways to minimise those risks.

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