Graeme Maxton is the Secretary General of the Club of Rome, a global network of renowned independent thinkers dedicated to addressing the challenges facing humanity. The Club is perhaps best known for the best-selling book, The Limits to Growth.
A trenchant critic of modern economic thinking, he is the co-author of Reinventing Prosperity, Managing economic growth to reduce unemployment, inequality and climate change, (2016). The German edition, Ein Prozent ist genug: Mit wenig Wachstum soziale Ungleichheit, Arbeitslosigkeit und Klimawandel bekämpfen was the No1 best-selling economics book on Amazon.de in the weeks after its launch. Graeme is also the sole author of The End of Progress: How modern economics has failed us (2011), which was nominated for the FT’s Best Book about Business Award and has been translated into Chinese, Czech, Romanian and German. It was a top-20 Spiegel best-seller.
As well as contributing articles to a wide range of international newspapers, journals and magazines, he is also the co-author of Time for a Model Change, Cambridge University Press’ Feature Book of the Year 2004, and Driving Over a Cliff (1995), which was also nominated for the FT’s Best Book about Business Award.
Until 2007, he was a Regional Director with the Economist Group in Hong Kong. He previously worked for strategy consultants Booz.Allen & Hamilton, in banking with Citigroup and American Express, and was a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School in London from 1988 to 2002.
Born in Scotland, he currently lives in Zurich.
“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
For speaking engagements, please contact Andrew Vine at The Insight Bureau in Singapore. You can download a profile about Graeme here
The Club of Rome? Read an interview with Graeme by European Citizenship, vol 5 No 1, summer 2014