Ann Pettifor: 14th February 2009
John Maynard Keynes must be a mysterious figure to today’s students of economics. They must hear much talk of him, and wonder who on earth he could be?
I drifted into such thoughts on a visit to Cambridge this week to hear a friend, Geoff Tily give a seminar on Keynes – to a very small group – at Robinson College. There I met a University of Cambridge Economics lecturer who told me that the University does not teach Keynesian economics. The reason for this is that students are not examined on Keynesian economics.
And so students remain mystified. As do I.