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Robert Skidelsky

Keynesian economist, crossbench peer in the House of Lords, author of Keynes: the Return of the Master and co-author of How Much Is Enough?

Videos by Robert Skidelsky

The Life of John Maynard Keynes | Biographer Lord Robert Skidelsky

Keynes’ biographer Lord Robert Skidelsky talks about JMK’s interesting social life, and shares anecdotes which few of us know.

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It’s the Economy with Joseph Stiglitz, Robert Skidelsky and Mary Kaldor

Robert Skidelsky, eminent biographer of British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), whose ideas continue to reverberate and influence government policies across the world, and Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning American economist, debate what Keynes might propose in the current climate of international economic turmoil. Can they interpret for our times Keynes’s belief that the political problem of humankind is to combine three things: “economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty?” Moderated by Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance at the London School of Economics.

This event has been brought to you with the generous support of Kay Bachmann in honor of John Bachmann.

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Reading Of Robert Skidelsky: Money And Government – The Past And Future Of Economics

A reading stream that I did on my twitch channel, to book being read through is Robert Skidelsky’s (or Baron Skidely’s) Money And Government: The Past And Future Of Economics.
Looking back on it, my reading of this book was not that great, lot’s of mispronounciantions, not knowing how to read certain words or names and sometimes pausing to remember where I was.
But still I think I did alright.

If you want to come check out my twitch channel, go to https://www.twitch.tv/preachings565

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Robert Skidelsky on Money, the Good Life, and How Much is Enough 10/01/2012

Robert Skidelsky, noted biographer of John Maynard Keynes and author (with his son Edward) of the recently published How Much is Enough, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about materialism, growth, insatiability, and the good life. Skidelsky argues that we work too hard and too long. He argues that the good life has more leisure …

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Robert Skidelsky on Money, the Good Life, and How Much is Enough 10/01/2012

Robert Skidelsky, noted biographer of John Maynard Keynes and author (with his son Edward) of the recently published How Much is Enough, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about materialism, growth, insatiability, and the good life. Skidelsky argues that we work too hard and too long. He argues that the good life has more leisure than we currently consume and that public policy should be structured to discourage work in wealthy countries where work can still be uninspiring. Skidelsky criticizes the discipline of economics and economists for contributing to an obsession with growth to the detriment of what he says are more meaningful and life-enhancing policy goals. https://www.econtalk.org/robert-skidelsky-on-money-the-good-life-and-how-much-is-enough/

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15 Robert Skidelsky What will it take for the Euro to survive another twenty years

PLENARY SESSION III: THE EURO AT 30? INSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES

Chair: Andrew Watt, IMK Macroeconomic Policy Institute

Fiscal and financial conditions for a stronger euro area Vitor Constancio, former European Central Bank

What will it take for the Euro to survive another twenty years?
Robert Skidelsky

The Case for a Green New Deal for Europe
Ann Pettifor, Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME)

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Euro, replacing 11 national currencies. The two decades have been characterised by geographical extension to nowadays 19 countries, a modest increase in the Euro’s international role, but also by the build-up of unsustainable imbalances, and a long and deep

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Ethics & Economics | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

In 1983 University of Chicago economist George Stigler proclaimed “The economist doesn’t need ethics; only arithmetic. His task is to clear up social mistakes.” In this eleventh and final lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics,” Robert Skidelsky takes a different view of ethics’ place in economics. INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz …

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Ethics & Economics | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

In 1983 University of Chicago economist George Stigler proclaimed “The economist doesn’t need ethics; only arithmetic. His task is to clear up social mistakes.” In this eleventh and final lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics,” Robert Skidelsky takes a different view of ethics’ place in economics.

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all

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How Can Sociology Help Economics? | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

In economics the key behavioral idea is individual self-interest. In sociology it is the social “norm.” The first abstracts from society. The second presupposes it.

In this seventh lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics,” Robert Skidelsky looks at economics’ relationship with sociology.

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all

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[DISCUSSION] How Can Sociology Help Economics? | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “How Can Sociology Help Economics?” he leads a discussion with students.

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all assumptions at the door.

INET also thanks Rethinking Economics for their voices and contributions.

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[DISCUSSION] Is Economics a Science? | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “Is Economics a Science?” he leads a discussion with students.

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all assumptions at the door.

INET also thanks Rethinking Economics for their voices and contributions.

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Models and Laws | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

How do economists seek to establish their so-called laws? What is the scientific status of such laws? Are they always valid or merely useful rules-of-thumb? These, and more questions, are answered in this fifth lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics, with Robert Skidelsky.” INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their …

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Models and Laws | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

How do economists seek to establish their so-called laws? What is the scientific status of such laws? Are they always valid or merely useful rules-of-thumb?

These, and more questions, are answered in this fifth lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics, with Robert Skidelsky.”

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all assumptions at the

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History of Economic Thought | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

The main reason for studying the history of economic thought—says Robert Skidelsky in this ninth lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics”—is to question the claim that economic knowledge is cumulative. Mainstream economics assumes that all useful economic knowledge from the past is incorporated in present theories. However, the substance and methods of economics have been interminably disputed ever since the start of the “science.”

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around

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[DISCUSSION] Ethics & Economics | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “Ethics and Economics” he leads a discussion with students. INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt. For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at …

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History of Economic Thought | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

The main reason for studying the history of economic thought—says Robert Skidelsky in this ninth lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics”—is to question the claim that economic knowledge is cumulative. Mainstream economics assumes that all useful economic knowledge from the past is incorporated in present theories. However, the substance and methods …

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[DISCUSSION] Ethics & Economics | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “Ethics and Economics” he leads a discussion with students.

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all assumptions at the door.

INET also thanks Rethinking Economics for their voices and contributions

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[DISCUSSION] Models and Laws | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “Models and Laws,” he leads a discussion with students.

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all assumptions at the door.

INET also thanks Rethinking Economics for their voices and contributions.

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[DISCUSSION] History of Economic Thought | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “History of Economic Thought” he leads a discussion with students.

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check all assumptions at the door.

INET also thanks Rethinking Economics for their voices and contributions

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[DISCUSSION] Models and Laws | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “Models and Laws,” he leads a discussion with students. INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt. For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at …

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[DISCUSSION] Economic Growth | How & How NOT to Do Economics | Robert Skidelsky

Following Robert Skidelsky’s lecture “Economic Growth,” he leads a discussion with students. INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt. For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton …

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Is Economics a Science? | How & How NOT to Do Economics with Robert Skidelsky

Most economists think of economics as a science. But are they right? If so, what kind of science is it? You can put on the uniform of a policeman, but does that make you a policeman?

These, and more questions, are answered in this fourth lecture in INET’s “How and How Not to Do Economics, with Robert Skidelsky.”

INET sincerely thanks the Julis-Rabinowitz Family for their generous support, who named this series to honor the spirit of a great educator and economic thinker, Uwe Reinhardt.

For nearly 50 years, the late Uwe Reinhardt was a beloved economist and professor at Princeton University. Known best for helping to shape critical discourse around healthcare markets, his biting wit and intellect challenged students, colleagues, and policymakers alike to follow the data and to check

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