Lord Robert Skidelsky, emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick, is the acclaimed biographer of John Maynard Keynes. He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected fellow of the British Academy in 1994. He lives in London.

Keynes biographer Robert Skidelsky explains why after decades of being ignored the economist is back—and why we ought to keep his warnings in mind, even as the economy restarts.