GIC Welcomes Financial Times’ Chief Economic Commentator, Martin Wolf for Fixing Global Finance!

Date: Monday, March 9, 2009
Philadelphia, PA

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GIC Welcomes Financial Times’ Chief Economic Commentator, Martin Wolf for Fixing Global Finance!

Lecture & Book Signing

On March 9, 2009 Financial Times Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator Martin Wolf addressed the Global Interdependence Center. His presentation focused on the theme of his recently published book, Fixing Global Finance. His presentation which explained why global imbalances cause financial crises — including the one ravaging the United States right now — and outlined the steps for ending this destructive cycle. He explained why the United States is now the “borrower and spender of last resort,” and made the case that this is an untenable arrangement, arguing that global economic security depends on the ability of emerging economies to develop robust financial systems based on domestic currencies. After this comprehensive presentation, Mr. Wolf took questions from the audience and then joined GIC members and guests for lunch and a book signing.

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Date: Monday, March 9, 2009 City: Philadelphia Download iCal

Speakers

Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, London

Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism.

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