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Why globalisation works

Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, will explore the positive attributes of globalisation in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 24 February.

He will discuss issues raised in his book Why Globalization Works: the case for a global market economy (Yale University Press), which will be published in paperback on the same day as this lecture.

Why Globalization Works explores how globalisation works, critiques the charges against is and argues that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of governments. Martin Wolf will explore these issues and offer a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the post 9/11 age.

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times in London. Formerly senior commentator at the World Bank's division for international trade, he has worked in Kenya, Zambia and India, before joining the Trade Policy Research Centre, a London based think tank, as Director of Studies. He is also a fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Professor Anthony Venables will chair this event.

Why Globalization Works is on Thursday 24 February at 6.30pm in the Shaw Library, Sixth floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.


  • To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk 
  • To request a review copy, contact Katie Harris, Yale University Press, tel: 020 7079 4900, email: Katie.harris@yaleup.co.uk 


Why Globalization Works: the case for a global market economy by Martin Wolf is published in paperback by Yale University Press.


'No one has summarised more coherently the recent, voluminous research...Elegant and persuasively, Wolf marshals the facts' Sunday Telegraph

'A meticulous, well-structured, and persuasive contribution' The Spectator

'...a powerful addition to the growing literature on globalisation' Financial Times

'[Why Globalization Works is] accessible and clearly argued. There is, one might say, a wealth of material on every page' Wall Street Journal, Europe

14 February 2005