One of the City of London's best-known economists, Roger Bootle runs the consultancy Capital Economics which specialises in macroeconomics and the economics of the property market. He is also Economic Adviser to Deloitte, 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, before the change of government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor's panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called 'Wise Men'.
Roger Bootle 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 most recent book is Money for Nothing which correctly anticipated the current financial crisis and has been widely acclaimed. This follows the success of The Death of Inflation, published in 1996, which 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. Roger is also joint author of the book Theory of Money, and author of Index-Linked Gilts.
Roger is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and appears frequently on television and radio. His upcoming book - The Trouble with Markets - will focus on the deep origins of the current financial crisis and the consequences for economies, markets and politics, both domestic and international. It is due for release in October, 2011.
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