Martin Wolf: Causes and Consequences of the Global Economic Collapse

Conversations With History: Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, London.


Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Martin Wolf of the Financial Times to discuss the economic crisis, including its global origins focusing on the interplay between surplus countries such as China and debtor countries such as the United States. Wolf evaluates the response of America's political and financial leaders, defines a course of action for the Obama administration, and offers a formula for the revitalization of global economic institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. He also speculates on the future of capitalism and assesses the role of politics in preventing the stabilization of the global economy.

KEYWORDS: 2008 Economic Crisis, Financial System, International Monetary System, Money, World Economy, Inequality, Great Britain. 

Martin Wolf
Publication date: 
February 18, 2009
Publication type: 
Conversations with History