Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He was made a life peer in 1991, and a Fellow of the British Academy in 1994.
Skidelsky, historian and biographer of Keynes, is a major figure in the revival of Keynesian thought since the financial crisis. His aim in this ambitious new book is to argue that pervasive uncertainty, which Keynes emphasised in his seminal theory of the 1930s, explains why money and governments must be central players in any market economy. -- Martin Wolf * Financial Times (Books of the Year) *