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Martin Wolf’s unique perspective and experience gives him an unparalleled voice on European and global economies. Martin has a well-deserved reputation for rigorous thinking, deep insight, and his incisive and witty delivery. His new book The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Have Still to Learn — from the Financial Crisis argues that the world economy is unable to cope with the huge shifts it is undergoing: rapid economic integration; competition from billions of new workers; technological revolutions; and huge floods of capital across the world.
“Building on his earlier book, Fixing Global Finance, in The Shifts and the Shocks Martin Wolf provides an insightful and timely analysis of how global imbalances, international capital flows, and economic policies have helped create a financially fragile world.” — Ben Bernanke

The Virtual Youth Choir, in association with UNICEF, premiered at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The event was broadcast live. Eric conducted the Virtual Youth Choir of 2292 singers from 80 countries across the world and the National Youth Choir of Scotland in front of 40,000 people in legendary Celtic Park stadium and a huge global audience. The choir sang a special arrangement of “What If”.

The revised and updated third edition of The New Cold War, is a sobering look at Russia's current aggression and what it means for the world. Edward Lucas includes a new preface on the Crimean crisis, including analysis of the dismemberment of Ukraine, and a look at the devastating effects it may have. The New Cold War was the first book to highlight the dangerous asymmetry in Russia's relations with the West.

Steven Johnson's work on the history of innovation has inspired a six-part series that explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. During the BBC/PBS series HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson discover the extraordinary in just about everything ordinary. Hear the stories behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered. View the trailer here.

The Leigh Bureau proudly introduces Justin Wolfers, a Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and an editor of the editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. He is both one of the most data-friendly economists out there and one of the most accessible explainers of that data. Justin's work brilliantly captures the ways that economics affects every aspect of our lives, from law and political economy to social policy, behavioral economics, and labor economics.

October 2014
Robert ShillerBelgium and Luxembourg
Tim HarfordHungary
Edward LucasAustria
Jonathan RosenthalSwitzerland
Erez AidenPortugal
Alan J. RussellLondon
Paul KrugmanJapan
Ian RobertsonMalaysia
Patrick DixonMalaysia
Tyler CowenKorea
Kevin AshtonSouth Africa and Brazil
Gideon RachmanSouth Africa
Amy ChuaIreland
Steven JohnsonItaly
Joi ItoJapan and Chile
Amy CuddyBrazil and Italy
November 2014
J. Bradford DeLongAustria
Paul KrugmanArgentina and Japan
Don TapscottChile
Thomas J. SargentRussia and China
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom
Tom KelleyBelgium
Emily ParkerSweden
Malcolm GladwellChina, Korea and Brazil
Tyler CowenUnited Kingdom
Atif MianSwitzerland
Edward LucasLithuania
Barry J. EichengreenUnited Kingdom
Steven JohnsonBelgium
Jane McGonigalItaly
Martin WolfSingapore
December 2014
Paul KrugmanUnited Arab Emirates
Don TapscottKorea
January 2015
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom
Anthony W. OrlandoUnited Kingdom
Barry J. EichengreenUnited Kingdom
February 2015
Gillian TettFrance
Tim HarfordKorea
April 2015
Don TapscottAustralia
June 2015
Tom KelleyBrazil
Ricardo SemlerTrinidad West Indies