World renowned Financial Times Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Martin Wolf, has been confirmed as the speaker at the 2012 Corden Lecture that will occur here in The Spot during October.
Martin Wolf, OBE, is one of the most respected and influential financial journalists in the world today and the subject that he will present at this free public lecture on the 17th of October is How the Financial Crisis changed the World.
Wolf will explore how the great financial crisis that began in 2007 has left behind a transformed world economy and how it has undermined belief in pre-crisis orthodoxies on monetary policy, fiscal policy and financial regulation. Particular questions he will provide insights on include what does this rolling crisis mean and what needs to be done regionally, nationally and globally.
The opportunity to publicly hear insights from a giant in financial journalism is rare. In 2000 Martin Wolf was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to financial journalism and in 2009 he was placed 15th in Foreign Policy’s list of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers”. Between June 2010 and September 2011 he was appointed a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking.
Mr Wolf will speak at the Corden Lecture which is in recognition of Max Corden, a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Economics and a world leader in the field of international economics. Max and Martin Wolf have a long personal friendship after Max taught Martin at Oxford in the 1960’s.