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.

When Keynes and Hayek Clashed

– Wapshott, Nicholas and Robert Johnson. "When Keynes and Hayek Clashed." Institute for New Economic Thinking. December 2, 2011.
From the Institute for New Economic Thinking: Keynes and Hayek were defining figures in 20th century economics. In this INET interview, Nicholas Wapshott talks about his book, Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics, and about the intellectual… More

Keynes v Hayek

– Selgin, George, et al. "Keynes v Hayek." London School of Economics and Political Science. July 26, 2011.
Speakers: Professor George Selgin, Professor Lord Skidelsky, Duncan Weldon, Dr. Jamie Whyte Chair: Paul Mason

Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

– "Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two." April 27, 2011.
From According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession ended almost two years ago, in the summer of 2009. Yet we’re all uneasy. Job growth has been disappointing. The recovery seems fragile. Where should we head… More

It’s All About Spending

– Skidelsky, Robert. "It's All About Spending." EconStories. October 24, 2010.
From EconStories: Is our prosperity derived from a continual circular flow of spending? Is it impossible for a society to increase it’s total savings? Can deficit spending by a government step in to replace private activity in order to maintain full… More

Niall Ferguson on the Pitfalls of Keynesian Economics

– Ferguson, Niall. "Niall Ferguson on the Pitfalls of Keynesian Economics." Panel. Innovators Summit. New Orleans, Louisiana. Daily Beast. October 22, 2010.
From the Daily Beast: In a panel about getting America back from the depths of economic despair at The Daily Beast‘s Innovators Summit in New Orleans, Niall Ferguson, historian and Harvard Business School professor, told Sir Harold Evans that he has… More

The Economist as Philosopher: Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes on Human Nature, Social Progress and Economic Change

– Skidelsky, Robert and Nicholas Phillipson. "The Economist as Philosopher: Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes on Human Nature, Social Progress and Economic Change." London School of Economics and Political Science. October 6, 2010.
Robert Skidelsky and Nicholas Phillipson discuss how the philosophies of Keynes and Smith helped shape their influential economic ideas and examine how each has influenced social and political change.

Who is John Maynard Keynes?

– Johnson, Rob. "Who is John Maynard Keynes?" Institute for New Economic Thinking. March 31, 2010.
An introduction to the great 20th century economist John Maynard Keynes and an explanation why the Institute is launching at Keynes’ King’s College at Cambridge University.

“Fear the Boom and Bust” a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

– "'Fear the Boom and Bust' a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem." January 23, 2010.
From In Fear the Boom and Bust, John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek, two of the great economists of the 20th century, come back to life to attend an economics conference on the economic crisis. Before the conference begins, and at the… More

Making Sen$e: The Return of Keynes

– Solman, Paul. "Making Sen$e: The Return of Keynes." PBS NewsHour. PBS. December 16, 2009.
From PBS NewsHour: Long before the great recession of 2008, late economist John Maynard Keynes conceived the notion that the federal government could, and sometimes should, intervene with the economy.

The Return of the Master? Is Keynes Still Relevant

– Mason, Paul. "The Return of the Master? Is Keynes Still Relevant." Newsnight. BBC. September 2, 2009.
From the BBC: Newsnight’s Economics Editor Paul Mason explains why there has been a resurgence in Keynesian thought in the current economic downturn.

How Relevant are Keynesian Economics Today?

– Paxman, Jeremy, Robert Skidelsky, and Liam Halligan. "How Relevant are Keynesian Economics Today? Newsnight. BBC. September 2, 2009.
From the BBC: Jeremy Paxman is joined by Lord Skidelsky, biographer of John Maynard Keynes, and Sunday Telegraph columnist Liam Halligan, to debate how relevant Keynes’ theories are in the current economic climate.

The Current Relevance of John Maynard Keynes

– Markwell, Don, et al. "The Current Relevance of John Maynard Keynes." Forum. Trinity College, University of Melbourne. April 2009.
In this forum convened by Trinity College, University of Melbourne, four of Australia’s leading economic scholars address the topic of the contemporary relevance of John Maynard Keynes.

John Maynard Keynes

– Goodwin, Craufurd, et al. "John Maynard Keynes." Panel. Center for History of Political Economy. Duke University. February 24, 2009.
From Duke University Economics: Four talks on John Maynard Keynes in relation to the Bloomsbury Group: I. Maynard Keynes of Bloomsbury (Craufurd Goodwin) II. Keynes as Policy Advisor (E. Roy Weintraub) III. Keynes and Economics (Kevin D. Hoover) IV. Keynes… More

Robert Skidelsky on Economist John Maynard Keynes

– Skidelsky, Robert and Allan Gregg. "Robert Skidelsky on economist John Maynard Keynes." Allan Greg In Conversation. January 2007.
From Allan Gregg In Conversation: Political economist Robert Skidelsky has completed the third and final volume of his biography of John Maynard Keynes. It is called John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain 1937-1946. In it he paints a vivid portrait of this… More

Book Discussion on John Maynard Keynes

– Skidelsky, Robert. "Book Discussion on John Maynard Keynes." Manhattan Institute. BookTV. C-SPAN2. June 14, 2006.
From C-SPAN2: Lord Robert Skidelsky talked about his three-volume biography, John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman, published by Penguin. During his presentation of the Manhattan Institute’s 2006 Hayek Lecture, the author… More

The Battle of Ideas

– "The Battle of Ideas." Episode 1 of 3 of "Commanding Heights." PBS. 2003.
From PBS: A global economy, energized by technological change and unprecedented flows of people and money, collapses in the wake of a terrorist attack …. The year is 1914. Worldwide war results, exhausting the resources of the great powers and… More

John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946

– Skidelsky, Robert. "John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946." Booknotes. C-SPAN2. 2002.
From C-SPAN2: In 2002, Robert Skidelsky appeared on Booknotes to discuss the third volume of his biography of British economist John Maynard Keynes.

Book Discussion on John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Freedom

– Skidelsky, Robert. "Book Discussion on John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Freedom." Booknotes. C-SPAN. March 13, 2002.
From C-SPAN: Mr. Skidelsky talked about his book John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946 published by Viking. The book examines Keynes’s economic theories and his impact on British efforts to win World War II and his lasting influence on… More

Book Discussion on John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain

– Skidelsky, Robert. "Book Discussion on John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. BookTV. C-SPAN2. December 7, 2001.
From C-SPAN: Professor Skidelsky talked about his book, John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain, 1937-1946, published by Viking Press. The book is the third of a three-volume biography on the life of the man who helped finance England’s war effort during… More

John Maynard Keynes: Life, Ideas, Legacy

– Blaug, Mark (dir.). John Maynard Keynes: Life, Ideas, Legacy. 1988.
This is an award-winning documentary about John Maynard Keynes by Professor Mark Blaug, which received a Silver Medal at the New York Film and Television Festival circa 1988.

Murray Rothbard on Economic Recessions

– Rothbard, Murray. "Murray Rothbard on Economic Recessions." Libertarian Party Presidential Nominating Convention. New York. 1983.
From In this clip from a longer talk titled “Mises, Keynes, Friedman, Laffer: The Austrian Perspective,” Murray Rothbard compares the last recession before the New Deal with those occurring later. He argues that the… More