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Keynes: A Very Short Introduction [#248]
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction [#248]
  • Written by leading economist and biographer Lord Robert Skidelsky
  • Provides a short insight into the life and works of one of the most influential economic thinkers of the twentieth-century
  • Considers Keynes's contribution to economics and examines the legacy he left behind

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is a central thinker of the twentieth century, not just an economic theorist and statesman, but also in economics, philosophy, politics, and culture. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Skidelsky, a renowned biographer of Keynes, explores his ethical and practical philosophy, his monetary thought, and provides an insight into his life and works. 

In the recent financial crisis Keynes's theories have become more timely than ever, and remain at the centre of political and economic discussion. With a look at his major works and his contribution to twentieth-century economic thought, Skidelsky considers Keynes's legacy on today's society.


1: The life
2: Keyne's philosophy of practice
3: The monetary reformer
4: The General Theory
5: Economic statesmanship
6: Keyne's legacy
Epilogue: the view from 2010
Further Reading

About the author: 

Lord Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. He biggest work is a three volume biography of John Maynard Keynes; Hopes Betrayed, 1883-1920, (1983), The Economist as Saviour, 1920-1937, (1992), and Fighting for Britain, 1937-1946, (2000). His new book about the current economic crisis, Keynes: the Return of the Master, published in September 2009.

"A helpful potted guide to the life of master economist John Maynard Keynes" - Sunday Herald

Product details

ISBN : 9780199591640

Robert Skidelsky
208 Pages
111 x 174 mm
Pub date
Oct 2010
Very Short Introductions
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Keynes: A Very Short Introduction [#248]

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction [#248]

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction [#248]