Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School. Previously, Philip Booth worked for the Bank of England as an advisor on financial stability issues. He has written widely, including a number of books, on investment, finance, social insurance and pensions as well as on the relationship between Catholic social teaching and economics. He is editor of Economic Affairs and Associate Editor of the Annals of Actuarial Science and the British Actuarial Journal.
Roger Bootle, one of the City of London’s best-known economists, runs the consultancy, Capital Economics, which specialises in macroeconomics and the economics of the property market. He is also Economic Adviser to Deloitte, a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and, under the previous Conservative government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers. He has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. He is also a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and appears frequently on television and radio.
Tim Congdon CBE was a member of the Treasury Panel of Independent Forecasters (the so-called “wise men”) between 1992 and 1997, which advised the Chancellor of the Exchequer on economic policy. He founded Lombard Street Research, one of the City of London’s leading economic research consultancies, in 1989, and was its Managing Director from 1989 to 2001 and its Chief Economist from 2001 to 2005. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has published widely on monetary policy. He is currently writing another book on Money in a Modern Economy.
Jamie Dannhauser joined Lombard Street Research (LSR) in September 2006 after completing his undergraduate studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. There he gained a first class honours degree in economics. He subsequently completed an additional degree course at Cambridge’s Judge Business School before entering the City. He is currently the senior UK economist at LSR; but also contributes extensively to the firm’s coverage of the Euro Area and Asian economies. Trends in money, credit and banking retain a central place in his macroeconomic analysis. Representing the company, Jamie has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Financial World, while also being a founder member of City AM’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee. Jamie is frequently asked to appear on radio and television to comment on global economic trends and financial market developments.
Anthony J. Evans is Associate Professor of Economics at ESCP Europe Business School. His research interests are in corporate entrepreneurship, monetary theory, and transitional markets. He has published in a range of academic and trade journals and is the co-author of The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe (Edward Elgar, 2009). He has conducted policy research for the Conservative Party and European Investment Fund, as well as managing consultancy projects for several corporate sponsors. He teaches Executive MBA classes across Europe and has written a number of Harvard-style cases. His work has been covered by most broadsheet newspapers and he has appeared on Newsnight and the BBC World Service.
Anthony received his MA and PhD in Economics from George Mason University, USA, and a BA (Hons) from the University of Liverpool, UK
John Greenwood OBE is Chief Economist of INVESCO plc. A graduate of Edinburgh University, he did economic research at Tokyo University and was a visiting research fellow at the Bank of Japan (1970-74). From 1974 he was Chief Economist with GT Management plc. As editor of Asian Monetary Monitor he proposed a currency board scheme for stabilizing the Hong Kong dollar in 1983 that is still in operation today. He has been a member of the Committee on Currency Board Operations of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority since 1998.
Graeme Leach is Chief Economist & Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors, which he joined in 1998. He is also visiting professor of economic policy at the University of Lincoln. Prior to joining the Institute of Directors, he was an economics director at the Henley Centre (1995-98), a senior economic consultant at Pieda (1992-95), economic adviser to Scottish Provident Investment Group (1991-1992) and Chief UK Economist at the Henley Centre for Forecasting (1990-92), which he joined in 1988.
He is a frequent media commentator and conference speaker on the economy and economic policy and has spoken at conferences in more than 20 countries around the globe over recent years. He is presently researching for a forthcoming book: Size Matters - Why downsizing the state could super-size the economy.
Andrew Lilico is the Managing Director of Europe Economics, an economics consultancy. His key relevant expertises are in: the design of monetary policy frameworks, particularly inflation targeting and price-level targeting (including a number of published articles and projects conducted in emerging markets); cost of capital analysis (particularly in economic regulation); housing market analysis (including projects for the UK government); and the impact of financial regulation (including projects for the European Commission, European Parliament, and Financial Services authority, particularly concerning the impact of EU regulation)
Kent Matthews is the Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance at Cardiff University. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Birkbeck and Liverpool University. He has held research posts at the LSE, National Institute of Economic & Social Research and Bank of England. He has held permanent and visiting academic appointments at Liverpool University, University of Leuven, University of Western Ontario, Liverpool John Moores University, Humbolt University Berlin and Cardiff University. He was Principal Economic Forecaster for the Liverpool Macroeconomic Research Group 1979-89 and UK Economist at Lombard Street Research Ltd 1994-95. He has been the Secretary of the SMPC since its establishment.
Patrick Minford CBE has been Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University since October 1997. Between 1967 and 1976 he held economic positions in the Ministry of Finance, Malawi; Directors' staff, Courtaulds Limited; H M Treasury; H M Treasury's Delegation to Washington, DC; Manchester University; The National Institute for Economic and Social Research. From 1976-1997, Patrick Minford was professor of economics at Liverpool University. He was a member of Monopolies and Mergers Commission 1990-96 and one of the H M Treasury's Panel of Forecasters ('Six Wise Men') 1993-1996. He is author of many books and articles on exchange rates, unemployment, housing and macroeconomics.
Professor Gordon Pepper CBS specialises in the Liquidity Theory of Asset Prices, money leading to asset-price inflation, financial bubbles, which burst and lead to debt-deflation. In the 1970s and 1980s he was often described as the guru of the gilt-edged market and was responsible for the Greenwell Monetary Bulletins which became one of the most widely read monetary economic publications produced in the UK at the time.
David B. Smith studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Essex. During his subsequent career, he has been employed at the Bank of England, the Royal Bank of Scotland, National Westminster Bank, Cambridge Econometrics, London Business School and the London stockbrokers Williams de Broë plc, where he worked as Chief Economist from 1982 to 2006. David is currently a Visiting Professor in Business and Economic Forecasting at the University of Derby, Chairman of the SMPC, and an occasional lecturer at the Cardiff University Business School. He is perhaps best known for his macroeconomic model of the international and UK economies, which is now maintained at his consultancy Beacon Economic Forecasting, and has existed since the early 1980s. This topped the Sunday Times league table of forecasting accuracy for 2006 and came in a respectable fourth (equals) in 2007.
Akos Valentinyi has been the Head of Research at the National Bank of Hungary over the past two years and recently arrived in Cardiff to take up a chair in economics at Cardiff Business School. He is a graduate of the University of Economics in Budapest in 1987 and completed his PhD studies in Economics at the European University Institute in Florence. He was on the faculty of the University of Southampton from 1996, becoming Professor of Economics there in 2004. He has also been a visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest and Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. His research primarily focuses macroeconomic issues, in particular, issues of long run growth and development.
Dr Peter Warburton is director of Economic Perspectives Ltd, a consultancy, and managing director of Halkin Services Ltd, an international risk analysis service. He is economic advisor to Ruffer LLP, an investment management company. He spent fifteen years in the City as economic advisor and UK economist for the investment bank Robert Fleming and at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he was an economic researcher, forecaster and lecturer at the London Business School and what is now the Cass Business School. He published Debt and Delusion in 1999 and edited the IEA Yearbook of Government Economic Performance 2002/03. He is a contributor to the Practical History of Financial Markets course run by the Stewart Ivory Foundation at Edinburgh Business School and teaches occasionally at Cardiff Business School.
Trevor Williams is Chief Economist at Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets. He joined Lloyds bank from the UK civil service where he worked in an economic role after being offered a position whilst studying for a PhD and lecturing part time. Trevor has a BA honours degree and a Masters in Economics. He also writes for various Lloyds TSB publications and for other outlets including Moneyfacts, City AM, the Express newspaper, Real Finance and trade journals. Trevor regularly appears on radio and TV to represent the economic views of Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, and to provide analysis on current economic issues.