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Keynote speaker Roger Bootle is a well-known economist and the author behind the book which anticipated the financial crisis, Money For Nothing. He delivers fascinating and factual keynotes on Economic affairs and trends.
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Roger Bootle is one of the London’s best-known economists and he runs the consultancy, Capital Economics, which specialises in the economics of the property market and macroeconomics. He is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee as well as an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Actuaries. Previously he was 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 group also called “Wise Men”.
Roger Bootle was a student at at Oxford University and after this he became a Lecturer in Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Most of his subsequent career has been spent in or around the City of London.
Roger has written numerous articles and a number of books on the topic of monetary economics. Roger’s latest book, The Trouble with Markets, analyses the root causes of the recent financial crisis. He also discusses the threats to capitalism arising from it. His previous book, Money for Nothing, correctly anticipated the financial crisis and has received a lot of acclaim. This followed the success of The Death of Inflation, published in 1996, which became a best-seller and was subsequently translated into nine different languages. Initially considered too extreme, The Death of Inflation is now recognised as prophetic. Roger is also co-author of the book Theory of Money, and he is the author of Index-Linked Gilts.
Roger is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and he appears frequently on television and radio shows.