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Will Asian Mercantilism Meet its Waterloo?

Richard Snape Lecture

On 14 November 2005, Martin Wolf gave the third Richard Snape Lecture at the Productivity Commission's office in Melbourne.

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, and a special professor at the University of Nottingham. He joined the Financial Times in 1987 as chief economics leader writer and became chief economics commentator in 1996. He has been awarded numerous prizes for excellence in journalism and, among other publications, is the author of Why Globalisation Works (Yale, 2004). He obtained a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University in 1971 and has previously held senior positions at the World Bank in Washington DC and at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London.

Richard Hal Snape was Deputy Chairman of the Productivity Commission and Emeritus Professor of Monash University. He was a Board Member of the Australian Research Council, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia. The lecture series was established by the Productivity Commission in his memory following his untimely death in 2002. This is the third lecture in the series, which aims to elicit contributions on important public policy issues from internationally recognised figures, in a form that is accessible to a wide audience.

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