Philip Booth, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance, Public Policy, and Ethics and Director of Catholic Mission
St. Mary’s University, Twickenham

Philip Booth is professor of finance, public policy, and ethics and director of Catholic Mission at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham (the U.K.’s largest Catholic university). He was also academic and research director at the Institute of Economic Affairs from 2002 to 2016 and senior academic fellow there from 2016 to 2021.

Previously, Philip Booth has worked for the Bank of England and as associate dean of the Cass Business School. He has written widely on investment, finance, social insurance, and pensions, as well as on the relationship between Catholic social teaching and economics. His books have included Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy. Philip is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, and an honorary member of the Society of Actuaries of Poland. He has previously worked in the investment department of Axa Equity and Law and has been involved in a number of projects to develop actuarial professions and actuarial, finance, and investment professional teaching programs in Central and Eastern Europe. Philip has a B.A. in economics from the University of Durham and a Ph.D. from City University.

Philip's Catholic social thought blog can be found here. (A number of Acton Institute authors and staff kindly contribute to the site.) He is also developing a free online course in Catholic social thought (in English and Portuguese), which will be published on his website.

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