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Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, 2017 Guest Lecture speaker at the School of Economics and Finance

27 February 2017

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Peston Lecture Theatre

Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times delivering guest lecture to undergraduate Economics and Finance students

The School of Economics and Finance is pleased to welcome Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Time, to speak to undergraduates on Monday, 27 February 2017. Mr Wolf will be delivering a talk entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: the global impact of Trumponomics”.

Martin Wolf was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He was made a Doctor of Science (Econ), honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011.

Mr Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism for 1989 and 1997. He won the “Accenture Decade of Excellence” at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2003. He won the “Commentator of the Year” award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2008. He won the Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary for 2009. He won “Commentariat of the Year 2009” at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence. He was placed 15th in Foreign Policy’s list of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” in December 2009 and 37th in the same list for 2010. He was joint winner of the 2009 award for columns in “giant newspapers” at the 15th annual Best in Business Journalism competition of The Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He won the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium” for 2013.

His most recent publications are Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004), Fixing Global Finance (Washington D.C: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London: Yale University Press, 2008 and 2010) and The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014).

The talk will take place at 6pm in the Peston Lecture Theatre at the Graduate Centre. A book signing and refreshments will follow the talk.

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