15:33, Tue 14 Aug 2012
On Thursday 15 March, Lord Skidelsky - author, columnist, and analyst of contemporary political and economic issues - returned to Warwick to deliver the second part of his lecture series on the topic of macroeconomic policy. Part two focused on the 'Problems of Monetary Policy: Theory and Evidence', and followed his 'Problems of Fiscal Policy' lecture held in January.
Lord Skidelsky is the author of an award-winning, three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes, and he has been a vocal advocate of the Keynesian solution of greater public spending to address the UKs current economic malaise. As such, he has been an outspoken critic of the Coalition governments budgetary policy.
An emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick, Lord Skidelsky was made a life peer in 1991 and elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1994. He is the author of a number of books, and he writes syndicated columns that appear in publications worldwide. More about Lord Skidelsky is available on his website: http://www.skidelskyr.com/
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