“Maxton is a thinker of astonishing depth and breadth, one to speak the tough truths that many other academics, politicians, and commentators avoid.” Huffington Post
Graeme Maxton is a best-selling author and Fellow of the International Centre of the Club of Rome, a network of renowned independent thinkers, dedicated to addressing the problems facing humanity.
In his latest book, The End of Progress – How Modern Economics Has Failed Us, he questions conventional ideas about the long term prospects for economic growth, the sustainability of humankind’s resource use, the consequences of China’s rise and the West’s measures of progress. The book was nominated for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011 and has been translated into Chinese, Czech and German, where it became a top-20 best seller.
Previously a contributor for The Economist and ‘The World in’, he now writes for a range of other international publications including The South China Morning Post, San Francisco Chronicle and The Irish Times. He is a frequent guest on major news channels including CNN and BBC World, and is a regular host on CNBC’s morning news programme in Asia, “Squawk Box.” His previous books include Driving Over a Cliff, also nominated for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award, and Time for a Model Change, which was Cambridge University Press’s Feature Book of the Year.
Until May 2007 he was a regional director of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Asia, based in Hong Kong. He also spent many years with Booz & Co as a strategy consultant, Citigroup and American Express and was a visiting professor at Cass Business School in London between 1988 and 2002. He has a first class degree in economics and operations research and an MBA from London.
He is based in Vienna and Hong Kong.
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