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Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger Martin-Fagg

Behavioural Economist

Roger Martin-Fagg is an economist turned strategist. He began his career in the New Zealand Treasury, then moved into Airline Business Planning and teaching post-graduates all aspects of economics. He designed and ran the post-graduate diploma in Airline Management for British Airways before joining Henley Management College in 1987 where for 21 years he taught senior managers macro-economics and strategy.

He is an independent teaching consultant. He has been external examiner to Bath University, worked with the Bank of England, three of the major UK clearing banks, advised a major London recording studio for 15 years, and regularly talks to SME owners in the UK and Europe about economic trends. He is a visiting fellow to Ashridge, Warwick and Henley business schools.

He works with a diverse range of clients, including the financial services, construction and travel industries. He also works with the owners of SME’s helping them to read and interpret the trading environment.  Roger is a practical researcher.  He focuses on how the economy really works and on the links between FT100 reward systems, the behaviour of banks and economic instability. He also researches his clients trading environment as a necessary component of his teaching. His book “Making Sense of the Economy” is in its fourth reprint.

His extensive knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, financial services and energy sectors and skill in the presentation of complex economic issues have earned him a reputation as a teacher, consultant, writer and broadcaster over the years. He was one of the few who predicted the financial crisis. As a behavioural economist he focuses on behaviour and feedback loops which are largely absent from conventional models.

He speaks at conferences around the world on the economic outlook and its impact on business. His quarterly economic update is sent to 1200 SME’s.



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Understanding How the Economy Works and Key Indicators

This keynote will explain to non-economists the mystery of the workings of a mixed market economy. Particular emphasis will be placed on how commercial banks both create and destroy money, how the Monetary Policy Committee reach their decisions on the rate of interest and why the Government has much less control over economic activity than is popularly believed. The dynamic of the foreign exchange markets and how the price of a currency is determined will be illustrated. The key indicators of economic activity i.e. inflation, money supply and credit, retail sales, nominal GDP, the exchange rate, the Governments budget position and asset prices will be explained.

Economic Update

Detailed explanations of economic relationships are required to ensure that misunderstandings (due mostly to poor media coverage) are cleared up. The latest data on the UK, the EU, the USA, and Asia will be shared and forecasts of all the key indicators. The keynote will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.


This keynote looks at the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth. Two chasms can always be predicted in advance. The bulk of the keynote discusses the best way of crossing the chasms. It will focus on how the business needs to be positioned in a distinctive and compelling way, by ensuring all employees know and understand its value proposition. The importance of words and their meaning will be emphasised. Time will be spent de-weaselling strategy statements and value propositions.

Roger is in my opinion, without doubt, THE authority when it comes to the UK economy and the economy on a more global scale. He's a man with his finger on the pulse.

Grimes Finishings Ltd


Roger Martin-Fagg

Making Sense of the Economy (Self Development for Managers)

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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