Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism.” Among his admirers, former US treasury secretary Larry Summers has said Wolf “is probably the most deeply thoughtful and professionally informed economic journalist in the world at this point.” Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff called him “the premier financial and economics writer in the world.” Martin’s most recent publications are Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance.
Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, an honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia) and an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. He was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006. He was made a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking from 2010 to 2011.