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  1. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - In which Robert Skidelsky rants against Anglo-Saxon economics departments. - A no payment, no...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 10, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - “…old hedge fund guys tend to be goldbugs and hyperinflation hypochondriacs” - HFT goes microwave. -...

  1. August 14, 2012

    The other multiplier effect, or Keynes’s view of probability

    In recent weeks I have described how people think about risk. They use approaches very different from those implied by the...

  2. June 11, 2012

    Absence of credit makes austerity debate academic

    From Mr David von Simson. Sir, Professors Marcus Miller and Robert Skidelsky of Warwick University (Letters, June 5) argue...

  3. 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...

  4. May 21, 2012

    Consequences of prolonged austerity

    From Mr Nigel Williams. Sir, Marcus Miller and Robert Skidelsky (“How Keynes would solve the eurozone crisis”, May 16) have...

  5. January 9, 2012

    High-speed vanity project is not the best way to boost our infrastructure

    From Mr Alastair Crabbe. Sir, I wholeheartedly disagree with the letter in support of High Speed 2 from Lord Robert...

  6. January 6, 2012

    Push ahead with HS2 plans as soon as possible

    From Lord Robert Skidelsky, Ms Nicola Smith, Prof Danny Quah, Prof Anthony Venables and others. Sir, We welcome the...

  7. November 25, 2011

    Waiting for the Plan As to fail

    From Dr Patrick Noack and Dr Maddalena Campioni. Sir, Robert Skidelsky and Felix Martin’s call for a Plan C (Comment,...

  8. November 25, 2011

    Lending contraction must be tackled

    From Mr Daniel J. Aronoff. Sir, Robert Skidelsky and Felix Martin correctly identify the contraction of lending as the...

  9. FT Alphaville

    November 24, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Greenberg is entitled to nothing There are various...

  10. November 23, 2011

    Urgently needed: a plan C to save Britain’s economy

    The Office for Budget Responsibility forecast in March that the UK economy would grow by 1.7 per cent in 2011, and that the...

  11. 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,...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 1, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Ralph Atkins: An uncomfortable final stretch for Trichet Other...

  13. July 31, 2011

    Osborne’s austerity gamble is fast being found out

    George Osborne is fond of martial metaphors. In his Mansion House speech in June, the Chancellor quoted Winston Churchill in...

  14. 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...

  15. April 11, 2011

    Bretton Woods I was ‘shaped by US determination’

    From Prof Khairy Tourk. Sir, I read with great interest your editorial “Bretton Woods II and the dollar” (April 4). I,...

  16. Money Supply

    March 21, 2011

    Economics headlines

    White collar workers face triple hit – FT UK economy: in search of shoots – FT A way out of Britain’s growth dilemma –...

  17. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Robert Skidelsky and Felix Martin: A way out of Britain’s growth...

  18. March 20, 2011

    A way out of Britain’s growth dilemma

    As he prepares for Wednesday’s Budget, George Osborne, chancellor, faces a dilemma. On the one hand the recovery has stalled...

  19. 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...

  20. February 3, 2011

    Still they are fighting for dead men’s shoes

    “One of the great growth industries of the English-speaking world is the exegesis of the writings of John Maynard Keynes....

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. November 12, 2010

    The consensus on exchange rate free-for-all has broken down

    From Mr Vijay Joshi. Sir, Though I am in general sympathy with Robert Skidelsky (“A golden opportunity for monetary reform”,...

  24. Money Supply

    November 10, 2010

    Economics news headlines

    LCH.clearnet raises Irish bond margins – FT EU fails to forge Irish budget consensus – Reuters Irish ten year bond yield...

  25. November 9, 2010

    A golden opportunity for monetary reform

    Three cheers for Robert Zoellick. Writing in the FT this week, the World Bank president set out an ambitious agenda for the...

  26. 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...

  27. October 18, 2010

    Keynes

    Keynes: The Return of the Master, by Robert Skidelsky, Penguin RRP£9.99, 228 pages Three factors caused the recent...

  28. October 18, 2010

    As with the economy, so with finance, it all comes down to confidence

    From Mr Stephen Beer. Sir, Robert Skidelsky summarises the case against the cult of austerity very well (“Our austerity...

  29. October 15, 2010

    On the path to ruin unless we take action now

    From Mr John Stopford. Sir, Robert Skidelsky (“Britain’s austerity apostles duck the debate ”, October 14) argues that the...

  30. October 13, 2010

    Britain’s austerity apostles duck the debate

    Next week the parliamentary battle over cuts will start up again. The chancellor, George Osborne, will say the government’s...

  31. 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...

  32. July 30, 2010

    Oops – we tried that one already

    From Mr William Thayer. Sir, “Contrary to a widespread view, the deficit does not impose a burden on future generations,”...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. July 27, 2010

    Future generations will curse us for cutting in a slump

    In 1937 Keynes wrote: “The boom, not the slump, is the right time for austerity at the Treasury.” Jean-Claude Trichet,...

  36. July 18, 2010

    The austerity debate

    This month some of the world’s leading policymakers and economists will be addressing in the Financial Times the...

  37. June 22, 2010

    Argument better suited to eurozone

    From Mr Max King. Sir, Robert Skidelsky argues (June 17) that Britain’s experience in 1931 shows that devaluation and...

  38. June 21, 2010

    Not implementing cuts risks a maladjusted economy

    From Mr Oliver Kimberley. Sir, Robert Skidelsky is an excellent biographer of Keynes but does not present the alternative...

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