The Roller-coaster Reputation of John Maynard Keynes
Speaker(s): Professor Peter Clarke
Chair: Professor Lord Layard
Recorded on 3 November 2009 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.
Keynes is simultaneously the twentieth century's most influential and itsmost controversial economist. Why has his reputation fluctuated in such an extraordinary way? How much relevance do his ideas, formed in the context of the 1920s and 1930s, still have for the problems faced today, particularly by the British and American economies.