Graeme Maxton

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Graeme Maxton
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Graeme Maxton at 8th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference 9 June 2016, Batumi, Georgia
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
OccupationSecretary General of the Club of Rome

Graeme Maxton is a British economist and writer. He served as Secretary General of the Club of Rome. He is the author of two books, The End of Progress and Reinventing Prosperity, which was co-written with Jorgen Randers.


Maxton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and is related to two Scottish Labour Party politicians, James Maxton and John (Lord) Maxton. He was previously regional director of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Asia, with Booz Allen Hamilton, Citigroup and American Express and was a visiting professor at Cass Business School between 1988 and 2002. After becoming a Full Member of the Club of Rome in 2013, he was elected Secretary General at the Annual Assembly in Mexico the following year.


He is the co-author of Reinventing Prosperity (Greystone 2016) (German edition Ein Prozent ist genug (see Wiki page in German), oekom Verlag 2016), along with Jorgen Randers. He is also the sole author of The End of Progress, How Modern Economics Has Failed Us (Wiley, 2011) which was nominated for the 2011 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. The book was translated into Chinese,[1] Czech and German, where it became a top-20[2] best seller.

Maxton's previous books, co-written with John Wormald, include Driving Over a Cliff, (Addison Wesley Longman, 1995), also nominated for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award, and Time for a Model Change, which was Cambridge University Press's Feature Book of the Year in 2004.


  • Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change, Greystone Publishers, 2016
  • Ein Prozent ist genug: Mit wenig Wachstum soziale Ungleichheit, Arbeitslosigkeit und Klimawandel bekämpfen, oekom Verlag, 2016
  • Die Wachstumslüge: Warum wir alle die Welt nicht länger Politikern und Ökonomen überlassen dürfen, Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH, 2012
  • KONEC POKROKU : aneb Jak nás moderní ekonomie zradila, Wolters Kluwer 2012
  • The End of Progress, How Modern Economics Has Failed Us, Wiley 2011
  • Time for a Model Change, Cambridge University Press, 2004, co-written with Dr John Wormald
  • Driving Over A Cliff, Addison-Wesley Longman, 1995, co-written with Dr John Wormald


  1. ^ Taiwan Retrieved 20 August 2012
  2. ^ Spiegel Best-seller List Retrieved 24 July 2012

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