Robert Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky is emeritus professor of political economy at Warwick University. His three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes (1983,1992, 2000) won five prizes and his book on the financial crisis – Keynes: The Return of the Master – was published in September 2010. He was made a member of the House of Lords in 1991 (he sits on the cross-benches) and elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994. How Much is Enough? The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life, co-written with his son Edward, was published in July 2012.

He is also the author of Britain in the 20th Century: A Success? (Vintage, 2014), editor of The Essential Keynes (Penguin Classics, 2015), and co-editor of Who Runs the Economy? (Palgrave, 2016) and Austerity Vs Stimulus(Palgrave, 2017).

He has recently written and filmed a series of lectures on the History and Philosophy of Economics which will be made available as an open online course in partnership with the Institute for New Economics Thinking.

His latest book is Money and Government, which will be published by Allen Lane in September 2018. He is now working on a book about automation and the future of work.

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Party Competition to Cut the Government Deficit by More in the UK's General Election

Article | Apr 14, 2015

At least the Labour Party has only promised to cut day-to-day spending, not public investment.

What's Wrong With Economics?

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2015

Hubris might well head the list

Post-Crash Economics

Article | Jun 18, 2014

Robert Skidelsky knocks the scientific halo off mainstream economists’ teaching and research

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Money Matters

Video | Nov 7, 2018

Neoclassical economics dismisses the role of money and the state in the economy. Keynes scholar Robert Skidlesky says it’s time for a re-evaluation.

Economics and Political Power during the Crisis

Video | Sep 11, 2013

What was the political dynamic driving post-crisis economic policy?

I Have to Act Like an Adult in Hong Kong

Article | Apr 1, 2013

The INET conference in Hong Kong is serious business.

INET and reforming economic education: can history help?

Article | Apr 13, 2011

One INET project is to “reconnect the teaching of economics with the working of the actual economy,” which is to begin with a reform of the undergraduate curriculum.