Martin Wolf is a British journalist who focuses on economics. He is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, where he writes a weekly column on the world economy and a fortnightly column on the UK. After university, Wolf started his professional career at the World Bank where he joined as an analyst in 1971 and soon rose to the rank of senior analyst. Wolf left the World Bank in 1981 to become Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre in London. He joined the Financial Times in 1987, where he has been associate editor since 1990 and chief economics commentator since 1996. Wolf is the author of multiple articles and books, including the critically acclaimed “The Shifts and The Shocks: What We’ve Learned, and Have Still to Learn from the Financial Crisis”.