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Martin Wolf on Economics and Writing


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October 28th, 2012


A video recording of Martin Wolf sharing his plentiful experience in writing and discussing economics.


ESSA had the pleasure of having Martin Wolf speak and field student questions on economics and its role and application in building a successful writing career.

The views expressed within this article are those of the author and do not represent the views of the ESSA Committee or the Society's sponsors. Use of any content from this article should clearly attribute the work to the author and not to ESSA or its sponsors.

  • Monika

    It was great to be able to watch this online even though I couldn’t make the event. Thank-you!!!

    I found his self-reflection of the unique advantage of having been an economic journalist during a time where there was an information “bottleneck” as he describes it cf. now when the internet is “one great scream with everyone saying look at me”, and the differences building a career in this field then and now was particularly fascinating.

    Also his comment on the pros and cons of what the internet has brought to economic reportage: “Providing a crucial set of public goods through a competitive marketplace where information analysis is a public good is..sub optimal but I can’t really think of a better one. I have become much keener than I used to be on the tax funded monopolies..like BBC..the market can’t do that..I think the mixed economy model of information analysis provision is probably the optimum”

    I have never heard this issue expressed so eloquently!

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