Martin Wolf CBE
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
Martin Wolf is Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. Mr Wolf is an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, 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.
Mr Wolf has won a number of awards including; joint winner of the ‘Wincott Foundation Senior Prize’ for excellence in financial journalism for 1989 and 1997, the ‘RTZ David Watt Memorial Prize’ (1994), the ‘Accenture Decade of Excellence’ at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2003, the ‘Commentator of the Year’ award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2008 and the ‘Ludwig Erhard Prize’ for economic commentary for 2009. He won ‘Commentariat of the Year 2009’ at the Comment Awards. 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 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. In 2006 he was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University and a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics. He was a Member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking in 2010-2011. Mr Wolf ’s most recent publications are ‘Why Globalization Works’ and ‘Fixing Global Finance’.
He was awarded the CBE in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”.