Roger Bootle


Roger Bootle is one of the City of London’s best-known economists. As well as running Capital Economics, 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, under the previous Conservative government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called Wise Men. In 2012, Roger and a team from Capital Economics 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. Most of his subsequent career has been spent in the City of London.

Roger has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. His latest book, The Trouble with Europe analyses what has gone wrong with the EU and what needs to be done to put it right – this has been so extensively revised that it now has a completely new cover and a new title: ‘Making a Success of Brexit and Reforming the EU’. This new book follows The Trouble with Markets, which analyses the deep causes of the recent financial crisis and discusses the threats to capitalism arising from it.

Like his previous book, Money for Nothing, which correctly anticipated the financial crisis, it has been widely acclaimed. This followed the success of The Death of Inflation, published in 1996, which became a best-seller and was subsequently translated into nine languages. Roger is also joint author of the book Theory of Money, and author of Index-Linked Gilts.

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. Roger is a much sought after performer at conferences and business gatherings around the world – he has undertaken engagements in all parts of the world including; London, Sydney, Washington, Cape Town, Singapore, Brussels, Berlin, Prague and Vienna.

To book Roger Bootle as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Roger is known to cover the following topics:

  • Politics Speaker
  • World & Current Affairs
  • World Economics
  • The Theory Of Money
  • Money For Nothing
  • The Trouble With Markets
  • The Trouble With Europe
  • Economy & Brexit
  • Financial Markets

“Roger was absolutely fantastic, his presentation was inspiring, very interesting and he managed to present it in a very entertaining way.”– Reuters Sales Conference, Cairo.

“Scores for content and presentation both a maximum 5/5. (Convention average 3.8/5 and 3.7/5 respectively.)”– The Actuarial Profession Life Convention, Edinburgh.

“An excellent speaker with just one major problem – he has set a high standard for our next speaker to follow!” – Construction Products Association.