One of Britain's best-known economists, Roger Bootle runs Capital Economics, Europe's largest macroeconomics consultancy, which he founded. Roger appears frequently on television and radio and is also a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph. In the Comment Awards 2012 he was named Economics Commentator of the year. He is the author of widely acclaimed books including - The Trouble with Markets, Money for Nothing and The Death of Inflation. Roger is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee. He was one of the previous Conservative government's 'Wise Men'. In July 2012, Roger and a team from Capital Economics won the prestigious Wolfson Economics Prize.
In his new and uplifting book The AI Economy, Roger Bootle provides tangible grounds for optimism. -- Mark Littlewood * The Times * a well-researched, enjoyable and thoughtful book. -- Calum Chace * Forbes * A very good read ... as an introduction to the debate as a whole, this book is invaluable. -- Charlie Paice * Adam Smith Blog * Bootle admits from the off that AI was a new topic to him when researching the book, which comes as a relief to the average reader and means we are not bogged down in technical jargon, with tricky concepts explained succinctly and clearly. ... [Bootle] does not shy away from the fact that AI will be a massively disruptive force on the economy, which will force some workers to find new employment, but The AI Economy is a somewhat reassuring read if you are spooked by the idea that robots will steal all the jobs, or wince at the idea of inserting a microchip under your skin. -- Jess Clarke * City AM * This book will probably annoy technophiles, not only because of its lack of technological detail but also because it is finely written by a polymath. It will be a long time before a computer can mesh the thoughts of Voltaire, Malthus, Keynes, Dawkins and Harari. -- Jane Fuller - co-director of the CFSI * Financial World *