Lord Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations.
In his lecture Lord Skidelsky deplored the ‘appallingly’ low level of public debate about economic matters. We are pleased to publish his lecture as a SPERI Paper, hence contributing to a better understanding of the intellectual arguments dividing advocates of austerity and their critics.
Download SPERI Paper No. 23: The Failure of Austerity by Robert Skidelsky.