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  1. March 26, 2014

    Leading Britons’ business links with Russians under spotlight

    Deteriorating relations be­tween President Vladimir Putin and the west in the wake of the Ukraine crisis have thrown a...

  2. June 5, 2012

    Chancellor’s high-risk experiment has failed UK

    From Prof Marcus Miller and Lord Skidelsky. Sir, Paul Goodman (“Prepare for the chancellor’s greatest gamble of all”, May...

  1. FT Alphaville

    January 6, 2012

    Economists call for immediate start to HS2

    Construction of the contentious £32bn high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham should start as soon as possible to...

  2. January 5, 2012

    High-speed rail link must be built, economists say

    Construction of the contentious £32bn high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham should start as soon as possible to...

  3. September 22, 2011

    UK should look again at consumption tax proposal

    From Lord Skidelsky. Sir, It’s a shame that, in endorsing a fundamental reform to the UK tax system, the FT (editorial,...

  4. May 27, 2011

    Another vote for Gordon Brown as IMF chief

    From Sir Sigmund Sternberg. Sir, Gordon Brown is very qualified to head the IMF (Letters, May 24). Recently appointed...

  5. May 26, 2011

    Gordon Brown’s track record

    From Mr Peter Hollander. Sir, Lord Skidelsky’s letter (May 24) seems to be from someone with selective amnesia. Appointing...

  6. May 24, 2011

    Gordon Brown is the best qualified candidate by far

    From Lord Skidelsky. Sir, The UK coalition government’s public opposition to appointing Gordon Brown as the new managing...

  7. March 13, 2011

    Call for UK national investment bank

    A leading British academic is calling for the establishment of a national investment bank in the UK to spur economic growth...

  8. February 5, 2011

    The slippery slope of manipulating inflationary definitions

    From Mr Tim Shepherd. Sir, I am sure there are FT readers who would agree with Michael Kennedy and Lord Skidelsky (Letters,...

  9. January 29, 2011

    UK inflation and indexation

    From Mr Michael Kennedy and Lord Skidelsky. Sir, The current UK inflation is driven by increases in import prices, and, as...

  10. November 17, 2010

    Golden way to stabilise markets

    From Mr M.F. Bennett. Sir, Robert Skidelsky (“A golden opportunity for monetary reform”, November 10) admits that gold can...

  11. November 15, 2010

    Growth is important, but even more crucial is the generation of demand

    From Prof Stephany Griffith-Jones. Sir, Robert Skidelsky’s article “A golden opportunity for monetary reform” (November 10)...

  12. Economists' Forum

    November 3, 2010

    Lord Skidelsky's speech on the UK's spending review

    This is the text of a speech by Lord Skidelsky on the UK’s comprehensive spending review. He delivered the speech to the...

  13. October 20, 2010

    Plan is not to remove money, it is to inject less

    From Mr Oliver Kimberley. Sir, Robert Skidelsky (“Our austerity apostles duck the real debate”, October 14) poses a question...

  14. August 3, 2010

    Cuts are a result of fiscal incontinence

    From Dr Simon C. Parker. Sir, Robert Skidelsky and Michael Kennedy claim (“Future generations will curse us for cutting in a...

  15. July 29, 2010

    Our leaders never heed Keynes’ advice

    From Mr Bruce Bell. Sir, Robert Skidelsky and Michael Kennedy are of course correct that Keynes advised that the time for...

  16. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Robert Skidelsky and Michael Kennedy: Cutting in a slump...

  17. July 22, 2010

    These anti-Keynesian arguments look flimsy

    From Lord Skidelsky. Sir, In 1929-30 and 2008-09 global gross domestic product fell for five successive quarters, the fall...

  18. June 21, 2010

    Monetary policy can offset tighter fiscal control

    From Mr John Calverley. Sir, Robert Skidelsky (“Once again we must ask: ‘Who governs?’”, June 17) doubts whether fiscal...

  19. June 5, 2010

    Author, author

    The crowd of business authors at Hay-on-Wye are joined this weekend by HSBC chairman Stephen Green , after the opening...

  20. April 16, 2010

    Economists sign letter backing Brown

    More than 80 economists have signed a letter, backing Labour's economic policies, which is to be published in The Times...

  21. April 15, 2010

    Labour wins fresh backing from economists

    More than 80 economists have signed a letter, backing Labour’s economic policies, which is to be published in The Times...

  22. Economists' Forum

    April 12, 2010

    FT video: Focus on the economy, not the debt

    Keynes biographer Lord Skidelsky says the famed economist would be disappointed by his profession and deplore its maths...

  23. April 7, 2010

    The ‘efficiency savings’ demanded also destroy jobs

    From Lord Skidelsky and Prof David Blanchflower. Sir, How many of those business leaders who complain that raising national...

  24. March 17, 2010

    Osborne and Sachs are just trying to spook us

    From Lord Skidelsky, Prof Marcus Miller and Prof Danny Blanchflower.Sir, No one doubts that there has to be a medium-term...

  25. March 17, 2010

    Put the nation’s interests first

    From Lord Skidelsky, Prof Marcus Miller and Prof Danny Blanchflower. Sir, No one doubts that there has to be a medium-term...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 4, 2010

    Pink Picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Robert Skidelsky and Marcus Miller: Do not rush to switch off the...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Martin Wolf: How unruly economists can agree If all the economists...

  28. February 26, 2010

    How unruly economists can agree

    If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. The "battle of the letters" -...

  29. Economists' Forum

    February 25, 2010

    FT column: How unruly economists can agree

    If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. The “battle of the letters” –...

  30. February 25, 2010

    How unruly economists can agree

    If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. The “battle of the letters” –...

  31. February 23, 2010

    Economists are avoiding unpalatable possibility

    From Mr Vijay Joshi. Sir, Underlying the clash of economists on UK fiscal policy, there is an important difference in hidden...

  32. Economists' Forum

    February 19, 2010

    Debate: Should the UK slash public spending now?

    In Friday’s FT, more than 60 leading economists back the decision of Alistair Darling, UK finance minister, to delay...

  33. February 19, 2010

    Support for Labour in battle over debt

    More than 60 leading economists have backed Alistair Darling's decision to delay spending cuts until 2011, creating a...

  34. February 19, 2010

    Support for Labour in battle over public debt

    More than 60 leading economists have backed Alistair Darling, UK chancellor of the exchequer, in his decision to delay...

  35. February 19, 2010

    First priority must be to restore robust growth

    From Lord Skidelsky and others.Sir, In their letter to The Sunday Times of February 14, Professor Tim Besley and 19...

  36. February 18, 2010

    First priority must be to restore robust growth

    From Lord Skidelsky and others. Sir, In their letter to The Sunday Times of February 14, Professor Tim Besley and 19...

  37. February 18, 2010

    Letter: First priority must be to restore robust growth

    From Lord Skidelsky and others.Sir, In their letter to The Sunday Times of February 14, Professor Tim Besley and 19...

  38. February 18, 2010

    Economists reject calls for budget cuts

    More than 60 leading economists have backed Alistair Darling’s decision to delay spending cuts until 2011, creating a...

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