Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf is an extremely effective speaker on global economics, with unparalleled experience as both an economist and a journalist. He is Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London, writing a weekly column on the world economy and a fortnightly column on the UK. 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. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on global economics and political economy, including, most recently, Why Globalization Works. He has won several prestigious awards for his journalism, including

CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism” and the Decade of Excellence Award at the 2003 Business Journalists of the Year Awards. He has a well-deserved reputation for rigorous thinking, deep insight and dazzlingly sharp delivery.

Why Globalization Works

In Why Globalization Works, Martin Wolf explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. In this definitive statement of the case for market-based globalization, he carefully counters the arguments of anti-globalization activists and 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.