Roger Bootle is one of Europe’s best-known economists and is Chairman of Capital Economics, one of the world’s largest independent economics consultancies, which he founded in 1999. Roger is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC. Under the previous Conservative government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called “Wise Men”. For twenty years from 1997 to 2017, he was a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee. In 2012, Roger and a team from Capital Economics won the Wolfson Prize, the second biggest prize in Economics after the Nobel.
Roger studied at Oxford University and then became a Lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Most of his subsequent career has been spent in the City of London.
He has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. His latest book, Making a Success of Brexit, has been widely acclaimed. It follows The Trouble with Markets, which analyses the deep causes of the recent financial crisis and discusses the threats to capitalism arising from it. Like his previous book, Money for Nothing, which correctly anticipated the financial crisis, it has been widely praised. It followed the success of The Death of Inflation, published in 1996, which became a best-seller and was subsequently translated into nine languages. Roger is also joint author of the book Theory of Money and author of Index-Linked Gilts.
Roger appears frequently on television and radio and is also a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph. In The Comment Awards 2012, he was named Economics Commentator of the year.
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