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Lord Robert Skidelsky - The Economics Of The Good Life

On Tuesday 1 February, Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky returned to the University to give a special lecture. The lecture is now available to watch and we'd love to hear your comments.

Lord Skidelsky's lecture, entitled 'How Much is Enough? The Economics of the Good Life', contributed to the growing debate on the value of wealth prompted by the economic downturn. He argued that wealth is not an end in itself but a means to the achievement and maintenance of a 'good life' and that our economy should be organised to reflect this fact.


robert-skidelsky.jpgLord 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. He is the author of the The World After Communism (1995) (American edition called The Road from Serfdom). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1994.


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'How much is Enough?' on the Knowledge Centre