About Keith

Keith is the founder and Director of Keith Boyfield Associates Limited, a consulting firm which brings together specialist Associates who are based across the globe.

Keith is an internationally recognised economist and the author of over one hundred publications on public policy  and planning issues, economic development and regulatory policy. He is a well known commentator on economic, financial and public policy issues. An alumnus of the London School of Economics (LSE),  he pursued post graduate research into the performance of state owned enterprises (SOEs) where his academic supervisor was Professor William Letwin. Later on, Professor Letwin became a partner in a consulting firm the two founded to focus on competition and regulatory issues.

Keith has been an adviser to the European Commission and he has also acted as a consultant to some of the world’s largest companies , trade bodies and organisations, including Aon, the Association of Consulting Actuaries, the BBC, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the Commonwealth Business Council, The Crown Estate, KPMG, Mott MacDonald Ltd., the Swiss Bankers’ Association and Thomson Reuters plc. His consultancy work focuses on the agri-business, energy, financial services, media, property and transport sectors.

Keith Boyfield is a regular contributor to Al Jazeera

Keith Boyfield is a regular contributor to Al Jazeera

Keith has built up a strong relationship with several leading think tanks, notably the Centre for Policy Studies, founded by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and a Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. In addition, he is a Research Fellow of the European Policy Forum; the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland; the Initiative for Free Trade and the Euro Gulf Information Centre, an international relations institute located in Rome.

Keith has contributed to The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, City AM, The Yorkshire Post and La Razon in Madrid. He is also a frequent commentator on a range of international broadcast channels including Al Jazeera , the BBC and Radio France Internationale (RFI).

Keith contributes to a number of academic journals, specialist monthlies and magazines, such as Financial Centres International and Global Aviation, published by Fintel Publications in Dublin;  Caucasus International published by the Center for Strategic Studies in Baku, Azerbaijan; and the Journal of World Economics (www.world-economics-journal.com), based in London.

With Daniel Greenberg CB, a leading parliamentary counsel, barrister and  Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London,  Keith has co-authored a series of publications for the Centre for Policy Studies on planning reform  including  Pink Planning (November 2014) and three subsequent follow up reports: A Suggestion for the Housing and Planning Minister (May 2015); A Convergence of Interests (May 2016); and Housing: The Moment of Maximum Opportunity (February 2017), published by the Centre for Policy Studies.  Subsequently, the UK government committed to introducing legislation to implement key aspects of Pink Planning in its Housing White Paper. Keith is also a founding partner of the International Garden Cities Institute (www.gardencitiesinstitute.com), based in Letchworth, Britain.

Keith is frequently invited to speak at international seminars and conferences.  In August 2018 he was a keynote speaker at the Nigerian Bar Association’s Annual conference in Abuja which attracted over 10,000 delegates. More recently, in December 2020, he was a panel member at the Nigerian Chamber of Arbitrators international conference. In July 2022, he chaired an international seminar on the Abraham Accords at EGIC’s headquarters in Rome. He has co-chaired many events including the NATO/Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summer School held in Baku and the Financial Centres International summit held in Dublin each October. Keith also acted as Rapporteur for the inaugural Roundtable for African Central Bank Governors held in Washington DC. He visits the Middle East regularly and he was invited as an observer of the elections held in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Keith Boyfield

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