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Nurturing future leaders

Friday, November 29, 2019

The Chairman of ULI Barcelona, Montserrat Rius, invited three Grade 11 IB Econ students and our IB Econ teacher, Mr. Composto, to attend the ULI (Urban Land Institute) Spain Annual Networking Lunch with Mr. Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. Martin Wolf addressed questions from the audience and a question from our BFIS students regarding past, current, and future macroeconomic concerns and trends.

Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”.

Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. Mr Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism for 1989 and 1997. He won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize for 1994. He won the “Accenture Decade of Excellence” at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2003. He won the Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary for 2009. He won “Commentariat of the Year 2009” at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence. He was joint winner of the 2009 award for columns in “giant newspapers” at the 15th annual Best in Business Journalism competition of The Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

His most recent book is The Shifts and The ShocksWhat we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014).

The Urban Land Institute is a global non-profit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has over 40,000 members around the world representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.