3rd Łaski Lecture: Keynes and the Future of the Euro-Zone

04  June 2018    6:00 pm CEST

Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick

In cooperation with:

Arbeiterkammer Wien (AK Wien) 


Bildungszentrum (BIZ) der AK, Großer Saal, Theresianumgasse 16-18, 1040 Vienna


As one of the world's best experts on Keynes, Robert Skidelsky is committed to stronger regulation of the financial markets and a demand- and investment-oriented economic policy in the interests of stabilising macroeconomic development. What ways are there of curbing the mobility of capital and the spread of harmful financial innovation? How can it be achieved that the financial economy serves the real economy and does not dominate it? How can a sound fiscal instrument be created at eurozone level? How can the current account surplus of the eurozone and several of its member countries be reduced to promote prosperity? What future would John Maynard Keynes have seen for the eurozone?

Baron Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economics at the University of Warwick. He was ennobled in 1991 and is a member of the House of Lords. His three-volume Keynes biography is considered one of his most important scientific works. In the German-speaking world, he became known by his book ‘Die Rückkehr des Meisters (The Return of the Master). Keynes for the 21st century’. Together with his son Edward Skidelsky, he wrote the book ‘How much is enough – from growth mania to an economy of good living’.

In memoriam

Kazimierz Łaski (1921-2015) was a Polish-Austrian economist and one of the most prominent representatives of post-Keynesianism in Austria. He was a student and close associate of Michał Kalecki, one of the most important economists of the 20th century. Łaski was Professor of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz from 1971 to 1991, and Scientific Director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) from 1991 to 1996, then Senior Research Associate at wiiw.


We kindly ask you to register until May 28, 2018. Participation is free of charge.