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From Keynes to Corbynomics: The General Theory at 80

Events • PoliticsEconomics • Panel Discussion

In February 1936, John Maynard Keynes' The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money became the new benchmark for economic thought. 80 years later, what place does this work have? Has 'Corbynomics' re-ignited Keynsian thought, or does it remain in a state of political and theoretical decline?

Leading Keynes biographer, Lord Skidelsky, and Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Nick Macpherson, debate whether Keynes' General Theory has had its day.  

Speakers:

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury

Lord (Robert) Skidelsky FBA, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, University of Warwick

Chaired by Alun Evans, Chief Executive of the British Academy.