Roger Bootle

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Roger Bootle
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Born (1952-06-22) 22 June 1952 (age 64)
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Oxford
Awards Wolfson Economics Prize

Roger Bootle is a British economist and a weekly columnist for the Daily Telegraph.[1] He is currently the Managing Director of Capital Economics, an independent macroeconomic research consultancy.


Bootle read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Merton College, Oxford before completing his graduate studies at Nuffield College.[2] Bootle began his career in the academic world as a lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford.


He 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.

In 1999, Bootle founded Capital Economics, which won the Wolfson Economics Prize in 2012.



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