Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, and a special professor at the University of Nottingham. He was also joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism in both 1989 and 1997 and won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize in 1994. In 2003, he was the winner of the Business Journalist of the Year Decade of Excellence Award. He won the Newspaper Feature of the Year Award at the Workworld Media Awards in 2003. He is the author of Why Globalization Works (2004).

Wolf obtained the Master of Philosophy in economics from Oxford University in 1971. He then joined the World Bank, where he became a senior economist in 1974. In 1981 he became director of studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre in London. He joined the Financial Times in 1987 as chief economics leader writer and became chief economics commentator in 1996.