Financial Times Chief Economics Commentator to Address FICCI

The News India Express, March 09, 2016

NEW DELHI: FICCI and CUTS International are jointly organising a session on ‘Evolving Global Trade Architecture and India’ at FICCI, Federation House, on March 10.

Dr. Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, London will be speaking on the topic.

Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia will also share her views with the participants.
Mega-regionals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have the potential of significantly redefining the world trade architecture. In this fast-changing global trade landscape, India has to recognize the emerging challenges from the mega-FTAs, and strategize how to respond. The conference would give us an opportunity to understand the evolving global market conditions, the challenges emerging for India and our response to it.

Martin Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia) and an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham.

Wolf’s unique perspective and experience gives him an unparalleled voice on European and global economies.

He can speak with authority about 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.

He brings considerable practical experience to his writings. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. Previously, he 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.

He was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006. He was made a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. Martin’s most recent publications are Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance.

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