Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. He joined the World Bank in 1971 and ten years later became Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre in London. He joined the Financial Times in 1987 and since 1999 has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He was a member of the UK government's Independent Commission on Banking in 2010-2011. He was awarded the CBE for services to financial journalism and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, and a special professor at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of The Shifts and Shocks: What We’ve Learned - and Have Still to Learn - from the Financial Crisis (2015). In this festival conversation he discusses the current economic climate and the challenges that lie ahead, both nationally and globally.
This clear-sighted study of the financial crisis raises the question of how to change a corrupted political system.
- The Guardian