Martin Wolf and Mervyn King on the Economy

25/02/2015 8:00 pm

FT chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, and former Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, discuss how far the global economy has recovered from the collapse of financial markets in 2008. In The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis Martin Wolf argues that the recovery from the crisis is far from complete. More importantly, we have not learned the lessons we need to learn if we are to avoid a repeat of this devastating experience. Both the economy and the financial system remain far too fragile. More radical reforms are needed. Join them for this searching conversation.

Lord (Mervyn) King

Lord (Mervyn) King served as Governor of the Bank of England and chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He has many honorary fellowships and is a fellow of the Royal Academy.

Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator for The Financial Times, an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy and an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham.