Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London, writing a weekly column on the world economy and a fortnightly column on the UK.

Wolf’s unique perspective and experience gives him an unparalleled voice on European and global economies. He is an authority on the economic relationships underlying our complex financial systems, what we can learn from them, and what lies ahead for Europe, the US, and the rest of the world.

Previously, Wolf was a senior economist for ten years at the World Bank’s division of international trade. He has been a Forum Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999, where he has served as a moderator, and is a member of its International Media Council. He was Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London, and has advised governments and international organisations on trade and economic integration.

Wolf is the author of several books and numerous articles on global economics and political economy. His most recent book is The Shifts and The Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Have Still to Learn — from the Financial Crisis. Previous books include Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance: How to Curb Financial Crises in the 21st Century. Fixing Global Finance describes how the current financial crisis developed and what we can do to help ensure future global financial stability. China Business News named Fixing Global Finance its Financial Book of the Year for 2009.

Wolf was a member of the UK Government’s Independent Commission on Banking between 2010-11.