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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

 
Lord Skidelsky has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Institute of New Economic Thinking. Launched in October 2009 with a $50 million dollar pledge from George Soros, the Institute promotes changes in economic theory and practice through conferences, grants and education initiatives. The Institute embraces the professional responsibility to think beyond the inadequate methods and models of the world’s financial infrastructures and will support the creation of new paradigms in the understanding of economic processes. For more information please visit http://www.ineteconomics.org/.
 
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Friday, April 16, 2010

 
Lord Skidelsky has signed a letter to the Times along with 77 other economists in support of Labour's economic policies and criticising Tory plans for £6bn of efficiency savings this year. Lord Skidelsky was interviewed by the Financial Times in connection with this letter on Friday 16 April.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

 
 
Lord Skidelsky was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Rome Tre, in the presence of the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano. At the same ceremony, he was also appointed a Knight of the Grand Cross ( Cavaliere di gran Croce), which is the highest decoration within the President’s gift.
 
Lord Skidelsky has recently been at the heart of a lively debate in the UK's national media among economists, discussing the best way to tackle the national deficit, which has ballooned. The debate has created a schism in the profession, with some economists backing the Conservative Party’s view that fiscal tightening should begin this year, and others lending their support to Alistair Darling’s decision to delay spending cuts until

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