He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and, before the change of government, he was a member of the former Chancellor's panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called "Wise Men".
Roger Bootle studied at Oxford University and then became a Lecturer in Economics at St Anne's College, Oxford. Most of his subsequent career has been spent in the City of London.
He has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. His latest book is Money for Nothing - Real Wealth, Financial Fantasies and the Economy of the Future, This followed the success of The Death of Inflation, published in 1996, which became a best-seller and was subsequently translated into nine languages. Initially dismissed as extreme, The Death of Inflation is now widely recognised as prophetic. Roger is also joint author of the book Theory of Money, and author of Index-Linked Gilts.
Roger is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and also appears frequently on television and radio.