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Martin Wolf

This article is about the journalist. For the investment banker, see Martin Wolf (investment banker).

Martin Harry WolfCBE (born 16 March 1946 in London) is a British journalist who focuses on economics. He is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times.

Martin Wolf
Wolf in 2015
Born (1946-03-16)16 March 1946 (age 75)
London
OccupationJournalist
CitizenshipBritish
EducationUniversity College School, Hampstead, London
Alma materCorpus Christi College, Oxford
Nuffield College, Oxford
SubjectEconomics
SpouseAlison Wolf

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Wolf was born in London, in 1946. His father Edmund was an Austrian Jewish playwright who escaped from Vienna to England before World War II. In London, Edmund met Wolf's mother, a Dutch Jew who had lost nearly thirty close relatives in the Holocaust. Wolf recalls that his background left him wary of political extremes and encouraged his interest in economics, as he felt economic policy mistakes were one of the root causes of World War II. He was an active supporter of the Labour Party until the early 1970s.

Wolf was educated at University College School, a day independent school for boys in Hampstead in north west London, and in 1967 entered Corpus Christi College at Oxford University for his undergraduate studies. He initially studied Classics before starting the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Course. As a graduate student Wolf moved on to Nuffield College, also at Oxford, which he left with a master of philosophy degree in economics in 1971. Wolf has said that he never pursued a PhD, because he "didn't want to become an academic".

In 1971, Wolf joined the World Bank's young professionals programme, becoming a senior economist in 1974. By the start of the eighties, Wolf was deeply disillusioned with the Bank's policies undertaken under the direction of Robert McNamara: the Bank had been strongly pushing for increased capital flows to developing countries, which had resulted in many of them suffering debt crises by the early 1980s. Seeing the results of misjudged intervention by global authorities and also influenced from the early 1970s by various works critical of government intervention, such as Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, Wolf shifted his views towards the right and the free market.

Wolf left the World Bank in 1981, to become Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, in London. He joined the Financial Times in 1987, where he has been associate editor since 1990 and chief economics commentator since 1996. Up until the late 2000s, Wolf was an influential advocate of globalisation and the free market.

Wolf at the World Economic Forum in 2013.

In addition to his journalism and participation in various international forums, Wolf had also attempted to influence opinion with his books; he has stated that his 2004 book, Why Globalization Works, was intended to be a persuasive work rather than an academic study. By 2008, Wolf had become disillusioned with theories promoting what he came to see excessive reliance on the private sector. While remaining a pragmatist free of binding commitments to any one ideology, Wolf's views partially shifted away from free market thinking back to the Keynesian ideas he had been taught when young.

He became one of the more influential drivers of the 2008–2009 Keynesian resurgence, and in late 2008 and early 2009, he used his platform on the Financial Times to advocate a massive fiscal and monetary response to the financial crisis of 2007–2010. According to Julia Ioffe writing in 2009 for The New Republic, he was "arguably the most widely trusted pundit" of the crisis. Wolf is, like most economists, a supporter of a land value tax.

Between 2010 and 2011, Wolf served on the Independent Commission on Banking.[citation needed]

In 2012, Wolf stated in remarks for the Financial Times that public goods are building blocks of civilisation: security and safety, knowledge and science, a sustainable environment, trust, the Rechtsstaat, and economic and financial stability. Regarding the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolf called it the "biggest economic disaster since the Depression of the 1930s" in an editorial on the Financial Times titled "The world economy is now collapsing".

Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism in both 1989 and 1997. He won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize in 1994. In 2000. Wolf was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by the University of Nottingham in 2006, and was made Doctor of Science (Economics) of University of London, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in the same year. In 2018, on the occasion of the KU Leuven Patron Saint‘s Day he received a doctorate honoris causa of the university

Wolf is a regular participant in the annual Bilderberg meetings of politicians and bankers. He is visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, a Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999. Wolf has been named in the top 100 lists of global thinkers by Prospect and by Foreign Policy magazine.

Wolf is regarded as "staggeringly well connected" within financial circles. His friends include leading financiers such as Mohamed A. El-Erian; politicians such as Manmohan Singh, Timothy Geithner and Ed Balls; many leading economists; central bankers such as Mervyn King: according to Wolf, he knows all significant central bankers. Despite Wolf's close connections with the powerful, he is trusted for his independence and is known to criticise initiatives promoted by his friends when he considers it to be in the public interest. Wolf is widely regarded as one of the most influential economics journalists in the world. Lawrence H. Summers has called him "the world's preeminent financial journalist." Mohamed A. El-Erian, former CEO of the world's largest bond investor, said Wolf is "by far, the most influential economic columnist out there". Paul Krugman wrote of him that "Wolf doesn't even have a PhD. And that matters not at all; what he has is a keen sense of observation, a level head, and an open mind."

Prospect magazine described him as "the Anglosphere's most influential finance journalist", while economist Kenneth Rogoff has said, "He really is the premier financial and economics writer in the world". In 2012, he received the Ischia International Journalism Award.

In 2019, Wolf received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

  1. Julia Ioffe (16 September 2009). "Call of the Wolf". The New Republic. Retrieved13 September 2010.
  2. "Martin Wolf – a biography of the chief economist commentator of the Financial Times and author of the book Why Globalization Works". 1 August 2004. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved13 September 2010.
  3. Wolf, Martin (2009). Fixing Global Finance. Yale University Press. p. xi. ISBN 978-0-300-14277-8.
  4. Philippe Legrain (23 March 2010). "Tax the ground they walk on". Prospect. Retrieved1 September 2011.
  5. "Martin Wolf verwacht chaos". De Standaard.
  6. Wolf, Martin (14 April 2020). "The world economy is now collapsing". Financial Times. Retrieved15 April 2020.
  7. "Patron Saint's Day Honorary Doctors". KU Leuven. Retrieved2 February 2018.
  8. "Wolf's info page on the FT". The Financial Times. Retrieved18 September 2010.
  9. "Prospect's top 100 intellectuals 2009". Prospect. 2009. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved13 September 2010.
  10. "Foreign Policy Magazine's top 100 global thinkers 2011". Foreign Policy. December 2011. Retrieved5 December 2011.
  11. "Fixing Global Finance with Martin Wolf". The Levin Institute. 2009. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved13 September 2010.
  12. "Who To Listen To". New York Times. 2012. Retrieved30 July 2012.
  13. Trounson, Rebecca (28 June 2019). "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2019 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire (Press release). UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved2 October 2019.
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Martin Wolf Language Watch Edit This article is about the journalist For the investment banker see Martin Wolf investment banker Martin Harry Wolf CBE born 16 March 1946 in London is a British journalist who focuses on economics He is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times Martin WolfWolf in 2015Born 1946 03 16 16 March 1946 age 75 LondonOccupationJournalistCitizenshipBritishEducationUniversity College School Hampstead LondonAlma materCorpus Christi College Oxford Nuffield College OxfordSubjectEconomicsSpouseAlison Wolf Contents 1 Early life 2 Education 3 Career 4 Awards and recognition 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External linksEarly life EditWolf was born in London in 1946 His father Edmund was an Austrian Jewish playwright who escaped from Vienna to England before World War II 1 In London Edmund met Wolf s mother a Dutch Jew who had lost nearly thirty close relatives in the Holocaust 2 Wolf recalls that his background left him wary of political extremes and encouraged his interest in economics as he felt economic policy mistakes were one of the root causes of World War II 1 He was an active supporter of the Labour Party until the early 1970s 2 Education EditWolf was educated at University College School a day independent school for boys in Hampstead in north west London and in 1967 entered Corpus Christi College at Oxford University for his undergraduate studies He initially studied Classics before starting the Philosophy Politics and Economics Course 3 As a graduate student Wolf moved on to Nuffield College also at Oxford which he left with a master of philosophy degree in economics in 1971 Wolf has said that he never pursued a PhD because he didn t want to become an academic 2 Career EditIn 1971 Wolf joined the World Bank s young professionals programme becoming a senior economist in 1974 By the start of the eighties Wolf was deeply disillusioned with the Bank s policies undertaken under the direction of Robert McNamara the Bank had been strongly pushing for increased capital flows to developing countries which had resulted in many of them suffering debt crises by the early 1980s Seeing the results of misjudged intervention by global authorities and also influenced from the early 1970s by various works critical of government intervention such as Friedrich Hayek s The Road to Serfdom Wolf shifted his views towards the right and the free market 1 2 Wolf left the World Bank in 1981 to become Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre in London He joined the Financial Times in 1987 where he has been associate editor since 1990 and chief economics commentator since 1996 Up until the late 2000s Wolf was an influential advocate of globalisation and the free market Wolf at the World Economic Forum in 2013 In addition to his journalism and participation in various international forums Wolf had also attempted to influence opinion with his books he has stated that his 2004 book Why Globalization Works was intended to be a persuasive work rather than an academic study By 2008 Wolf had become disillusioned with theories promoting what he came to see excessive reliance on the private sector While remaining a pragmatist free of binding commitments to any one ideology Wolf s views partially shifted away from free market thinking back to the Keynesian ideas he had been taught when young 1 2 He became one of the more influential drivers of the 2008 2009 Keynesian resurgence and in late 2008 and early 2009 he used his platform on the Financial Times to advocate a massive fiscal and monetary response to the financial crisis of 2007 2010 According to Julia Ioffe writing in 2009 for The New Republic he was arguably the most widely trusted pundit of the crisis 1 Wolf is like most economists a supporter of a land value tax 4 Between 2010 and 2011 Wolf served on the Independent Commission on Banking citation needed In 2012 Wolf stated in remarks for the Financial Times that public goods are building blocks of civilisation security and safety knowledge and science a sustainable environment trust the Rechtsstaat and economic and financial stability 5 Regarding the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic Wolf called it the biggest economic disaster since the Depression of the 1930s in an editorial on the Financial Times titled The world economy is now collapsing 6 Awards and recognition EditWolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism in both 1989 and 1997 He won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize in 1994 In 2000 Wolf was awarded the CBE Commander of the Order of the British Empire He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of Nottingham in 2006 and was made Doctor of Science Economics of University of London honoris causa by the London School of Economics in the same year In 2018 on the occasion of the KU Leuven Patron Saint s Day he received a doctorate honoris causa of the university 7 Wolf is a regular participant in the annual Bilderberg meetings of politicians and bankers He is visiting fellow of Nuffield College Oxford a Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 8 Wolf has been named in the top 100 lists of global thinkers by Prospect 9 and by Foreign Policy magazine 10 Wolf is regarded as staggeringly well connected within financial circles 1 His friends include leading financiers such as Mohamed A El Erian politicians such as Manmohan Singh Timothy Geithner and Ed Balls many leading economists central bankers such as Mervyn King according to Wolf he knows all significant central bankers 1 Despite Wolf s close connections with the powerful he is trusted for his independence and is known to criticise initiatives promoted by his friends when he considers it to be in the public interest 1 Wolf is widely regarded as one of the most influential economics journalists in the world Lawrence H Summers has called him the world s preeminent financial journalist 11 Mohamed A El Erian former CEO of the world s largest bond investor said Wolf is by far the most influential economic columnist out there 1 Paul Krugman wrote of him that Wolf doesn t even have a PhD And that matters not at all what he has is a keen sense of observation a level head and an open mind 12 Prospect magazine described him as the Anglosphere s most influential finance journalist 9 while economist Kenneth Rogoff has said He really is the premier financial and economics writer in the world 1 In 2012 he received the Ischia International Journalism Award In 2019 Wolf received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Management 13 Bibliography EditThe Resistible Appeal of Fortress Europe AEI Press 1994 ISBN 978 0 8447 3871 0 Why Globalization Works Yale University Press 2004 ISBN 978 0 300 10252 9 Fixing Global Finance The Johns Hopkins University Press 2008 ISBN 978 0 8018 9048 2 The Shifts and the Shocks What We ve Learned and Have Still to Learn from the Financial Crisis Penguin Press 2014 ISBN 978 1594205446References Edit a b c d e f g h i j Julia Ioffe 16 September 2009 Call of the Wolf The New Republic Retrieved 13 September 2010 a b c d e Martin Wolf a biography of the chief economist commentator of the Financial Times and author of the book Why Globalization Works 1 August 2004 Archived from the original on 15 January 2013 Retrieved 13 September 2010 Wolf Martin 2009 Fixing Global Finance Yale University Press p xi ISBN 978 0 300 14277 8 Philippe Legrain 23 March 2010 Tax the ground they walk on Prospect Retrieved 1 September 2011 Martin Wolf verwacht chaos De Standaard Wolf Martin 14 April 2020 The world economy is now collapsing Financial Times Retrieved 15 April 2020 Patron Saint s Day Honorary Doctors KU Leuven Retrieved 2 February 2018 Wolf s info page on the FT The Financial Times Retrieved 18 September 2010 a b Prospect s top 100 intellectuals 2009 Prospect 2009 Archived from the original on 30 September 2009 Retrieved 13 September 2010 Foreign Policy Magazine s top 100 global thinkers 2011 Foreign Policy December 2011 Retrieved 5 December 2011 Fixing Global Finance with Martin Wolf The Levin Institute 2009 Archived from the original on 27 July 2011 Retrieved 13 September 2010 Who To Listen To New York Times 2012 Retrieved 30 July 2012 Trounson Rebecca 28 June 2019 UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2019 Gerald Loeb Award Winners PR Newswire Press release UCLA Anderson School of Management Retrieved 2 October 2019 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Martin Wolf Wolf s column at the Financial Times Appearances on C SPAN Video UC Berkeley Events Conversations with History Martin Wolf February 2009 on YouTube Video Oxford Law Justice amp Society Lecture The Place of Britain in a Future Europe Martin Wolf October 2012Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Martin Wolf amp oldid 1040380280, wikipedia, wiki, book, books, library,

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