Roger Bootle

Economist for The Daily Telegraph & Winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize 2012

  • Founded Capital Economics in 1999  
  • Current Chairman of Capital Economics  
  • Won the Wolfson Economics Prize in 2012  
  • Current Economic Columnist at The Daily Telegraph  
  • Former Group Chief Economist at HSBC Group  
  • Author of 7x Books  

When Roger Bootle is booked for webinars and virtual events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

World and current affairs
World economics
The theory of money
Money for nothing
The trouble with markets
The trouble with Europe
Economy and Brexit
Financial markets

Having spent three decades in senior roles as an economist, Roger Bootle is one of the UK’s most trusted sources when it comes to economic forecasting on a national and international level. As an award-winning Chairman and weekly columnist for The Daily Telegraph Roger’s reputation spans industries and he has gained experience in both the public and private sector, making him ideally suited to advising corporate clients on the economy.

Best recognized for his extensive contributions as an economic writer, Roger has a regular column in The Daily Telegraph where he discusses the current climate and future expectations of the economy, an insight that becomes even more valuable in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Equally prominent as a published author, Roger is the knowledgeable expert behind book such as Theory of Money, The AI Economy: Work, Wealth & Welfare in the Robot Age & Money for Nothing. Throughout his writing, Roger not only discusses economic events of the past and present but offers insight into the challenges of the future and potential issues policymakers face.

Beginning his economics career as a Philosophy, Politics and Economics graduate from Oxford University, Roger firstly worked as a lecturer before moving to a corporate role at Lloyds Merchant Bank before taking to the position of Group Chief Economist at HSBC.

Currently, Roger combines his work as a columnist with acting as Chairman of Capital Economics, which he founded in 1999. Additionally, Roger is an active member of the Economists for Free Trade group, and is a vocal Eurosceptic, another topic he discusses as a speaker. For an expert to guide you through the future economic uncertainty look no further than Roger Bootle.

Official Testimonials

Roger Bootle is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“Roger was absolutely fantastic, his presentation was inspiring, very interesting and he managed to present it in a very entertaining way.”  Reuters Sales Conference 

“Scores for content and presentation both a maximum 5/5. (Convention average 3.8/5 and 3.7/5 respectively.)”  The Actuarial Profession Life Convention 

“An excellent speaker with just one major problem – he has set a high standard for our next speaker to follow!” – Construction Products Association 

To enquire about Roger Bootle for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.