Roger Bootle is a British economist and a weekly columnist for the Daily Telegraph. 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. 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.
- Theory of Money, joint author with W. T. Newlyn, 1978, ISBN 0-19-877099-5
- Index-Linked Gilts - a practical investment guide, 1985, ISBN 0-85941-289-X
- The Death of Inflation, 1998, ISBN 1-85788-145-1
- Money for Nothing – Real Wealth, Financial Fantasies and the Economy of the Future, 2003, ISBN 1-85788-282-2
- The Trouble with Markets - saving capitalism from itself, Second edition, 2011, ISBN 978-1-85788-558-3
- The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU Isn't Working, How It Can Be Reformed, What Could Take Its Place, 2014, ISBN 978-1-85788-615-3