The Worldly Philosophers Characters

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John Maynard Keynes

Keynes was a depression era economist who is credited with being the father of modern Macroeconomics. Keynes, the son of economist John Neville Keynes, was born in 1883 and educated at Eton, where he received a scholarship. He worked in the India Office in 1907 for two years. He wrote a book, Indian Currency and Finance, and this earned him an appointment on a Royal Commission investigating the Indian currency problem. He went on to Cambridge and was editor of the Economic Journal, a position he held for thirty-three years. He published The Economic Consequences of the Peace after holding a position at the Peace Conference at the end of World War I. Other works published include the 1923 Tract on Monetary Reform, Treatise on Probability, Treatise on Money, and The General Theory of Employment. Keynes was also active in designing the post-World War II international monetary system at...

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