(18 Jun 2008)
Roger Bootle is one of the City of London’s best known economists, having worked in or around the financial markets since 1978. As well as being Managing Director of Capital Economics, he is also Economic Adviser to Deloitte, a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee, and a Visiting Professor at Manchester Business School. He was formerly Group Chief Economist at HSBC where, amongst other roles, he advised on asset and liability management as a member of the bank’s ALCO committee. Under the previous government he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of economic forecasters, the so-called “Wise Men”. He studied Economics at Oxford, and began his career in the academic world as a lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Roger has written many articles on monetary economics and is joint author of the book, “Theory of Money”, author of “Index-Linked Gilts” and of the best-seller “The Death of Inflation”, which was published in April 1996 and has subsequently been translated into nine languages. His latest book, published in 2003, “Money for Nothing – Real Wealth, Financial Fantasies and the Economy of the Future”, has been widely acclaimed and has recently appeared in Japanese, German, Italian and Korean translations. Roger is a frequent performer at conferences and business gatherings around the world. (See Conferences, Seminars and Board Meetings). He is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and also appears frequently on national television and radio. Larry Elliott, economics editor of The Guardian, recently wrote: “It seems strange that no place has yet been found on the MPC for Roger Bootle, one of the country’s leading monetary economists.”
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