Martin Wolf presents the Institute's third Whitman Lecture. Mr. Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator for the Financial Times, and author of the new best-selling book Why Globalization Works.
Wolf was a senior economist at the World Bank during 1974-81 and then became director of studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre in London. He joined the Financial Times in 1987 as chief economics correspondent and became chief economics commentator in 1996. He has won numerous journalism prizes including the 2003 Business Journalist of the Year Decade of Excellence Award. His prolific columns for the Financial Times, covering virtually the entire range of economic policy issues, are "must reads" throughout the world.
The Institute's Whitman Lecture series was created in 2001 by Robert and Marina von Neumann Whitman. Dr. Marina Whitman is now Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She formerly served as Vice President and Group Executive for Public Affairs at General Motors, as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers and as Distinguished Public Service Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a member of the Institute's Board of Directors for many years. Previous Whitman Lectures have been presented by Mario Monti and Noboru Hatakeyama.