Lord Skidelsky is a crossbench peer looking for a researcher to support him in his parliamentary and public activities. Typical tasks would include providing briefings on legislation and committee activities, research for speeches and newspaper articles, and media monitoring. Longer-term projects would include adapting a series of lectures on fiscal and monetary policy for publication as a book.
Applicants should have a strong background in economics (typically holding or in the process of completing a relevant masters’) with a sound grasp of current macro-economic policy debates. Interest in government and economic policy is essential. Applicants should be familiar with major sources of macro-economic data: ONS, IMF &c. Applicants mustContinue reading...
Robert Skidelsky recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's Stephanomics programme. See this link
to BBC iPlayer to listen again.
The Centre for Global Studies has published Robert Skidelsky's collected writings on the economic crisis.
"I had to bring Keynes back into the picture... the reason we are not yet out of the woods, more than three years after the crisis, is that governments have been pursuing the wrong policies."
To order Skidelsky on the Economic Crisis, write to 207 Fielden House, 13 Little College Street, London SW1P 3SH, enclosing a cheque for £7.
As the economic crisis deepens, this is the moment to consider moving towards much shorter, more flexible paid working hours - sharing out jobs and unpaid time more fairly across the population.
nef's event About Time takes forward the ideas from its highly acclaimed report 21 Hours to examine how this could help to address a range of urgent social, economic and environmental problems we face.
On 11 January, the event brings together a panel of leading experts in partnership with the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics:
Lord Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and biographer of J. M. Keynes, and Dr Edward Skidelsky, University of Exeter,Continue reading...
Robert appeared this week on the BBC World Service's Forum programme to talk about the financial crisis and ways towards recovery, along with two other economists - Far East specialist Danny Quah and Middle East specialist Timur Kuran.
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