Robert Rober Skideslky

Professor Emeritus, Warwick University


Lord Robert Skidelsky is a British economic historian and emeritus professor of political economy at Warwick University.

Skidelsky first became a professor at Warwick University in 1978. In addition to his current role, he has been a professor of international studies and political economy. He is also an Andrew D. White professor-at-large at Cornell University.

In addition, Skidelsky was a founding member of the Social Democrat Party in England. He later became a member of the Conservative Party and was made chief opposition spokesman in the House of Lords, first for culture, then for treasury affairs.

Skidelsky's books include a three-volume biography on John Maynard Keynes published in 1983, 1992, and 2000; Keynes: Return of the Master; and How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life, co-written with his son Edward. He also writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate.

Featured Work

JUN 18, 2012 Podcast

How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life

Our obsession with amassing ever more wealth is actually robbing us of the good life, argue Robert and Edward Skidelsky. They identify seven basic needs ...