The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

– New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1936, xii, 403, pp.
Excerpt: Capitalism is not for the faint of heart. It is a system of supply and demand that reduces real workingmen and workingwomen into graphs and equations subject to “aggregate” observations devoid of any real human factors. If left to… More

Essays in Biography

– London: Macmillan, 1933, x, 318 pp.; New York: Meridian, 1956, 347 pp.; New York: W. W. Norton, 1963, vii, 354 pp.

Essays in Persuasion

– London: Macmillan, 1931, xiii, 376 pp.; New York: Norton, 1963, 376 pp.
Excerpt: Here are collected the croakings of twelve years – the croakings of a Cassandra who could never influence the course of events in time. The volume might have been entitled ‘Essays in Prophecy and Persuasion,’ for the Prophecy,… More

A Tract on Monetary Reform

– London: Macmillan, 1923, viii, 209 pp.; New York: Harcourt, Brace, 227 pp.
From Amazon: This book, is devoted to the need for stable currency as the essential foundation of a healthy world economy. Describing the various effects of unstable currency on investors, business people, and wage earners, Keynes recommends the… More

The Economic Consequences of the Peace

– London: Macmillan, 1920, vii, 279 pp.; New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920, 298 pp.; Amherst, New York: Prometheus, 2004, 298 pp.
Excerpt: The writer of this book was temporarily attached to the British Treasury during the war and was their official representative at the Paris Peace Conference up to June 7, 1919; he also sat as deputy for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Supreme… More


Official Papers

– "Official Papers." Economic Journal. Vol. 49, No. 195 (September, 1939), pp. 558-577. (A review of A Method and its Application to Investment Activity by J. Tinbergen.


Marx or Keynes?

– Reddy, Sanjay, et al. "Marx or Keynes?" Panel. Heyman Center for the Humanities. Columbia University. September 17, 2014.
This talk addresses the question “Marx or Keynes?” It features David Harvey, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY); Prabhat Patnaik, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Duncan Foley, Leo… More

Keynes and the Roots of Today’s Financial Crisis

– Roberts, Russ and Robert Skidelsky. "Keynes and the Roots of Today's Financial Crisis." PBS Newshour. PBS. April 25, 2014.
Lord Robert Skidelsky and Prof. Russ Roberts debate the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes.

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

– Steil, Benn. "The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order." Council on Foreign Relations. C-SPAN2. February 25, 2013.
From C-SPAN2: Benn Steil talks about the creation of the Bretton Woods system following WWII and profiles the two people who were most responsible for shaping it: John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. This event was held at the Council on Foreign… More

James Piereson on John Maynard Keynes

– Piereson, James. "James Piereson on John Maynard Keynes." Program on Constitutional Government. Center for American Political Studies. Harvard University. January 23, 2013.
From the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard: James Piereson discusses his forthcoming study of John Maynard Keynes. James Piereson, formerly Executive Director of the John M. Olin Foundation, is now Senior Fellow and Director at the Manhattan… More

A Keynesian Beauty Contest

– Sandbu, Martin and Robert Skidelsky. "A Keynesian Beauty Contest." Financial Times. August 8, 2012.
From the Financial Times: John Maynard Keynes, the 20th-century economist, has been back in the news since the crisis started. Lord Skidelsky, historian, economist and Keynes biographer, talks to the FT‘s economics leader writer Martin Sandbu about the… More

Business Cycles Explained: Keynesian Theory

– Cowen, Tyler. "Business Cycles Explained: Keynesian Theory." Institute for Humane Studies. George Mason University. July 26, 2012.
From Learn Liberty: In the Keynesian corner, Tyler Cowen examines the Keynesian theory of the business cycle. According to the Keynesian model, substantial economic slumps come from falling aggregate demand—the sum of overall consumption, investment, and… More

Risks of Keynesian Thinking

– "Risks of Keynesian Thinking." Khan Academy. March 19, 2012.
This video explains why Keynesian thinking “might not be ideal sometimes.”

Keynesian Economics

– "Keynesian Economics." Khan Academy. March 19, 2012.
This video contrasts Keynesian and classical economic thinking.