Roger Bootle is chairman of Capital Economics, one of the world’s largest independent macroeconomics consultancies, which he founded in 1999.
Roger is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and a Visiting Professor at Manchester Business School.
Under Chancellor Kenneth Clarke, Roger was appointed to the Government’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called “Wise Men”.
From 1997 to 2017 he was a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.
In 2012, Roger Bootle was named Economics Commentator of the Year. Furthermore, with a team from Capital Economics, he won the Wolfson Prize, the second biggest prize in Economics after the Nobel.
Roger Bootle studied at Oxford University and then became a Lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Roger Bootle – Author, Columnist and Keynote Speaker
Roger’s latest book, Making a Success of Brexit and Reforming the EU, is the 4th edition of The Trouble with Europe. This book follows The Trouble with Markets and Money for Nothing, which were widely acclaimed.
His earlier book, The Death of Inflation, published in 1996, became a best-seller and was subsequently translated into nine languages. Initially dismissed as extreme, The Death of Inflation is now widely recognised as prophetic.
Due for release is Sept 2019, Roger’s forthcoming book is titled The AI Economy – Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age. It’s about the economic implications of Artificial Intelligence and addresses the concerns of both businesses and ordinary people about how the future will look as robots and AI proliferate.
Roger is also joint author of the book Theory of Money and author of Index-Linked Gilts.
He frequently appears on television and radio and is also a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph.
Roger Bootle is a renowned economics speaker at conferences and business gatherings around the world.
He is equally effective at making a formal presentation to an audience of thousands, as he is giving an after-dinner talk to a few senior executives.
His talks are distinguished by their unusual combination of insight, wit, and directness.