Robert Skidelsky is emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of many books, most notably a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
"Skidelsky writes with sparkle and opinion, in aid of explaining
what he regards as the disaster of 2008 and its
aftermath."--Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, Wall Street
Winner of the Bronze medal in the 2019 Axiom Awards, Economics category
"Since the mid-1990s we have been, once again, living in a world in which Keynes is the most relevant economist to understanding our situation. Robert Skidelsky knows John Maynard Keynes better than Keynes knew himself. Thus this is likely to be the most valuable economics book you read this year."--Brad DeLong, University of California, Berkeley
"A fascinating assessment by one of the world's leading experts on the history of money and government. The integration with the author's unrivaled expertise on Keynes is particularly valuable. Essential reading for anyone who would like to understand economics--or make better and more stable policy."--Simon Johnson, MIT Sloan, co-author of 13 Bankers and White House Burning
"Money and Government is a powerful and well-written book that combines deep historical understanding with a rigorous approach to economics in an utterly persuasive way."--Harold James, Princeton University