Top economists discuss Keynes and King's

Top economists and financiers Dr Robert A. Johnson, Joseph Stiglitz and George Soros discuss the importance of John Maynard Keynes in a recent YouTube video. All three are founding members of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and they explain why INET chose to hold its inaugural conference at King's College last week. You can watch the video below.

Keynes (1883 – 1946) was one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century. He was elected a Fellow of King's in 1909 and was First Bursar of the College in the inter-war years. Despite the Depression, he substantially improved the finances of the College. The Inspectors of Accounts commented on 'the brilliance and, even more, the intrepidity of the First Bursar.' In the video below, Dr Johnson gives an introduction to Keynes.

The INET conference was held 8 - 11 April. See the INET website for details and videos from the conference. If you are thinking of studying Economics at Kings, see the Economics subject page.

15 April 2010