Capital Economics

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Capital Economics Ltd
IndustryEconomics, finance
FoundedLondon (1999)
FounderRoger Bootle
United Kingdom
Key people
Roger Bootle, Chairman
Julian Jessop, Director
Jonathan Loynes, Director
Number of employees

Capital Economics is an economic research consultancy based in London. In 2012 it won the Wolfson Economics Prize for the best proposal on how a member state could leave the eurozone.


Roger Bootle founded Capital Economics in 1999.[1] He and Capital Economics won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize in 2012, "for the best plan for dealing with member states leaving the eurozone".[2]

In 2014, Bootle sold a stake in Capital Economics to part of Lloyds Banking Group; the transaction valued his company at £70 million.[3] Four years later, Phoenix Equity Partners purchased a majority stake in the consultancy from Bootle; this valued the business at £95 million.[1] Bootle retained his chairman role and a reduced financial interest in Capital Economics.[1][4]

Principal staff[edit]

  • Roger Bootle, Chairman
  • Julian Jessop, Chief Global Economist
  • Jonathan Loynes, Chief European Economist. Loynes came top of the Sunday Times table of UK economic forecasters in both 2000 and 2005.[5]


  1. ^ a b c White, Lucy (23 March 2018). "Roger Bootle's Research Firm Capital Economics Set for £95m Sale to Private Equity". city a.m. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ Gregory, Mark (5 July 2012). "Wolfson Prize for Euro Wxit Plan Won by Roger Bootle". BBC. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ Kahn, Mehreen (18 October 2016). "Roger Bootle to step down to part-time role at Capital Economics". Financial Times. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Capital Economics announces investment by Phoenix Equity Partners". Capital Economics. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Our Staff - Global Economics". Archived from the original on 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-04-17.