Robert Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky is professor of political economy at the University of Warwick, and author of The World After Communism (1995) and a biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes, which received five prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council of Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1994.

Robert Skidelsky elevated to the House of Lords in 1991 and served as Chief Opposition Spokesman on Treasury Affairs (1998–1999). From 1991 to 2001 he was chairman of the Social Market Foundation. Since 2002 he has been chairman of the Centre for Global Studies (London).

Skidelsky is a nonexecutive director of Janus Capital Inc., chairman of the Greater Europe Fund, and a director of Transnational Insights Ltd. A speaker of Russian, he is director of the Moscow School of Political Studies and founder and executive secretary of The UK/Russia Round Table. He is also a trustee of the Manhattan Institute and chairman of the governors of the Brighton College.

Focus: Economy, Finance, Globalization, Governance, Russia, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe


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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2012

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