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Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Robert Skidelsky

October 2010

ISBN: 9780199591640

208 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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John Maynard Keynes was one of the most influential economists of the twentieth century. His ideas have had a central influence on many of areas of economics used today, both in theory and practice. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Robert Skidelsky looks at Keynes's life, his philosophy, his theories, and the legacy he left behind.

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John Maynard Keynes was one of the most influential economists of the twentieth century. His ideas have had a central influence on many of areas of economics used today, both in theory and practice. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Robert Skidelsky looks at Keynes's life, his philosophy, his theories, and the legacy he left behind.

  • Written by leading economist and biographer Lord Robert Skidelsky
  • Provides a short insight into the life and works of one of the most influential economic thinkers of the twentieth-century
  • Considers Keynes's contribution to economics and examines the legacy he left behind

About the Author(s)

Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:The life
    2:Keyne's philosophy of practice
    3:The monetary reformer
    4:The General Theory
    5:Economic statesmanship
    6:Keyne's legacy
    Epilogue: the view from 2010
    References
    Further Reading

Reviews

"A helpful potted guide to the life of master economist John Maynard Keynes" - Sunday Herald