Today is the 127th anniversary of the birth of John Maynard Keynes, one of the most well-known economists in history. He was born in Cambridge, in 1881, to an economist father and a social reformist mother. Educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge, he became one of the most revolutionary economic thinkers of his time and profoundly affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics.
As you can imagine, Keynes pops up in quite a few of our archive collections here at LSE, most prominently in the Royal Economic Society (RES) collection as Keynes was president of the RES and editor of the Economic Journal. The collection contains some of his correspondence and material relating to the “Keynes Edition”, a project embarked upon in 1954 to print the collected writings of Keynes and celebrate his achievements as an outstanding economist.
we are all keynesians. thank you american public policy class.