Foremost European economist to present at IHIF

Roger Bootle is one of Europe's best-known and well-regarded economists. He founded Capital Economics, in London, in 1999, and in 2012, Roger and a team from Capital Economics won the Wolfson Prize, the second-biggest prize in economics after the Nobel Prize.

Bootle has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. His latest book, "The Trouble with Europe," analyzes what has gone wrong with the EU and what needs to be done to put it right.

Bootle will discuss this and more during a presentation at IHIF on the morning of March 8. Beyond the ails of the EU, Bootle will talk about the slow-down in China, the impact on commodity prices and collapsing oil and trade alliances.

In December, IHIF caught up with Bootle in his office in London, where he discussed the impact geo-political unrest, migration across Europe and the Greek crisis, that has not gone away. In Bootle's estimation, the movements of Europe will dictate the global economy in 2016. Here is a snippet of what is on his mind as we move closer to IHIF, March 7-9, at the InterContinental Berlin. To register, visit www.berlinconference.com.