About: One of the City's leading economists and a weekly columnist for the Daily Telegraph. Currently Managing Director of independent macroeconomic research consultancy Capital Economics.
Education: University of Oxford
Oxford University: BA, MPhil Economics
Career: Began career as a lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Worked as an economist for Capel-Cure Myers and Lloyds Merchant Bank. From 1989 until 1998, he was an economist at Midland Bank/HSBC, rising to the position of Group Chief Economist of the HSBC group. During the John Major government in the 1990s, he was appointed to the UK treasury’s panel of economic forecasters under Kenneth Clarke.
- Also writes/has written for: Managing Director of Capital Economics, which he founded in 1999; adviser to Deloitte; adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.
Other roles/Main role: Visiting Professor at Manchester Business School
Other activities: Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries; Fellow of the Society of Business Economists.
Controversy/Criticism: Faced scepticism for his prediction (in 1996) that we are gradually moving to a world of zero inflation
Awards/Honours:: Telegraph columnist Roger Bootle wins Wolfson Economics Prize, Economist and Daily Telegraph columnist Roger Bootle has won the £250,000 Wolfson Prize for Economics for devising the "smoothest" plan for a break-up of the eurozone. 5th July 2012
- Theory of Money (1978) OCLC 4430505
- Index-Linked Gilts (1985) OCLC 11088917
- Death of Inflation: Surviving and Thriving in the Zero Era (1996) OCLC 34517510
- Implications of the East Asian economic situation (1998) OCLC 43517256
- Money for Nothing – Real Wealth, Financial Fantasies and the Economy of the Future (2004) OCLC 53330921
- The Trouble with Markets - saving capitalism from itself (2009) OCLC 427612711
Remit/Info: "Sheds light on how the UK and world economies are performing and the challenges facing the world's policymakers"
Column format:Average length: 1100 words
- His biggest prize yet, One of the City’s best-known economists stands to make tens of millions of pounds after hanging a “for sale” sign over his consultancy business, Capital Economics. 7th June 2013
- Economic growth in eurozone impossible without break-up - Wolfson Prize winner - RT News Interview: The European elite are getting the economics wrong and the current policy of austerity is not going to bring any relief, not to say economic growth - 8th August 2012
- Germany should leave the Euro - Reuters Insider - 4th October 2011