Winner of the Wolfson Prize and owner of consultancy Capital Economics, Roger Bootle is one of the UK’s best-known economists with an impressive record of forecasting major market, economic and monetary events - including the real estate bubble, the impact of the credit crunch and the collapse of the ‘dotcom’ boom. He is a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
One of the City of London’s best-known economists, Roger Bootle runs the consultancy, Capital Economics, one of the world’s largest independent economics consultancies, which he founded in 1999. Roger is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and, he also formerly made up part of the Conservative Party’s Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers.
Roger Bootle studied at Oxford University and then became a Lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford. In 2012, he was awarded the Wolfson Prize, the next most prestigious prize in economics, after the Nobel Prize.
Roger has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. His books cover the issues of the financial crisis, capitalism. The EU, inflation and market movements. All his work and been highly acclaimed.
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.
An expert in the European Union from his long career in the fields of politics and economics makes him well-placed to discuss the future of Britain from a post-Brexit standpoint. Also a great speaker for any political or financial events.