Keynes Lectures in Economics

This lecture series was established at the suggestion of the Academy’s Economics Section, and named after John Maynard Keynes FBA. The lecture was first delivered in 1971.

2022 Wage Controversies by Stephen Machin (event information)

2019 'The Holy Land of Industrialism': rethinking the Industrial Revolution by Joel Mokyr (text)

2018 The McWages project: Comparing real wages across countries and time, by Orley C Ashenfelter (audio)

2017 Economists as plumbers (or dentists), by Esther Duflo (event information)

2016 Globalisation and wage inequality, by Elhanan Helpman (text | audio, plus slides)

2015 Economic impossibilities for our grandchildren? by Kevin O'Rourke (text | video)

2014 Central banks: Powerful, political and unaccountable? by Willem H Buiter (text | video)

2013 What if? Models, fact and fiction in economics, by Mary S Morgan (text | video)

2012 Unemployment in the Great Recession, by Christopher Pissarides (video)

2011 Creating Competition: New Auctions for Public Policy, by Paul Klemperer (audio, plus slides)

2010 How the market gives us what we want - even if we are irrational, by Robert Sugden (audio, plus slides)

2009 The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, by Robert C Allen (text)

2008 Instruments of Development: Randomisation in the Tropics, and the Search for the Elusive Keys to Economic Development, by Angus Deaton (text)

2007 From shells and gold to plastic and silicon: a theory of the evolution of money, in the spirit of Keynes, by John Moore (event information)

2006 The Origins of Fair Play, by Ken Binmore [with discussion by Robert Sugden] (text)

2005 Practical Issues in United Kingdom Monetary Policy, 2000-2005, by Stephen Nickell (text)

2004 The New Political Economy, by Timothy Besley (text | audio)

2003 Economics for Consumer Policy, by John Vickers (text)

2002 Development as a Process of Change: Toward a Dynamic Public Economics, by Nicholas Stern (text)

2001 Welfare-to-Work: Which Policies Work and Why? by Richard Blundell (text)

2000 Rich Trades, Scarce Capabilities: Industrial Development Revisited, by John Sutton (text)

1999 Keynes, Keynesianism, and the International Economy, by Alan S Milward  [with discussion] (text)

1998 Central Bankers and Uncertainty, by C A E Goodhart  [with discussion] (text)

1997 What is Labour-Market Flexibility? What is it Good for? by Robert M Solow  [with discussion] (text)

1995 The Economics of the Environment, by Partha Dasgupta  [with discussion] (text)

1994 A Future for the Past: The Political Economy of Heritage, by Alan Peacock  [with discussion] (text)

1993 Economic Performance and Education: The Nature of Britain’s Deficiencies, by S J Prais  [with discussion] (text)

1992 Incomplete Market Economies, by Frank Hahn (text)

1991 What is Happening to the Distribution of Income in the UK? by A B Atkinson (text)

1990 The High-wage Theory of Unemployment: Theory and British Experience 1920–89, by J C R Dow (text)

1989 On Different Interpretations of the General Theory, by Don Patinkin (text)

1988 Fifty Years On: Some Personal Reflections, by Donald MacDougall (text)

1987 Industrial Change and Unemployment, by G D N Worswick (text)

1986 Explaining Economic Growth, by M FG Scott (text)

1985 A Keynesian View of the Stagnation of the 1980s, by James Tobin (text)

1984 Animal Spirits, by R C O Matthews (text)

1983 How Useful are Keynesian Ideas in the 1980s? by Brian Reddaway (text)

1982 Limitations of the ‘General Theory’, by Lord Kaldor (text)

1981 The Relationship between Monetary and Fiscal Policy, by Alec Cairncross (text)

1980 Inflation in the World Economy, by A J Brown (text)

1979 Bank Rate in Keynes’s Century, by R S Sayers (text)

1978 Keynes, Political Arithmetic and Econometrics, by Richard Stone (text)

1976 Time and Choice, by G L S Shackle (text)

1975 The Political Economy of Inflation, by Thomas Wilson (text)

1974 On Re-reading Keynes, by Lord Kahn (text)

1973 The Inheritance of Inequalities: Some Biological, Demographic, Social, and Economic Factors, by J E Meade (text)

1972 The International Monetary Problem, by Lord Robbins (text)

1971 John Maynard Keynes: Economist, Author, Statesman, by Austin Robinson (text)

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