Bannock has had a long career as an executive in the steel and motor industries, and was Visiting Professor at the London Westminster Business School. He co-wrote The Penguin dictionary of economics with Evan Davis and Ron Baxter. First published in 1972, this book is still in print and has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide. He has written many other works, including Hollywood lives and, with Ron Baxter, The Palgrave encyclopaedia of world economic history: since 1750. Bannock has also been a consultant to the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and several governments.
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