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Martin Wolf on Global Cooperation and Why Truth Matters

December 6, 2018

Martin Wolf, chief economic commentator for the Financial Times, during the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. (IMF photo)

As the world becomes more interconnected and economies more integrated, the role of communications and journalism is increasingly important. But cutting through all the noise is not always easy. In this podcast, legendary Financial Times journalist, Martin Wolf, sits down with the head of IMF communications, Gerry Rice, to talk about the state of global cooperation and the corrosion of trust. Wolf has been reporting on the global economy for over three decades, and his writing influenced policymakers during the global financial crisis. Their conversation was recorded during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

Martin Wolf's book The Shifts and the Shocks is published by Penguin books.

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics correspondent of the Financial Times.

Gerry Rice is director of the IMF's communications department.