Robert Skidelsky is emeritus professor of political economy at Warwick University. His three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) won five prizes. A single volume abridgment appeared in 2002. A revised edition of his book on the current crisis, Keynes: The Return of the Master, was published in September 2010. He was made a member of the House of Lords in 1991 (he sits on the cross-benches) and was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994.
He is a non-executive director of Rusnano Capital and formerly of Janus Capital and Sistema JSC. His most recent book, How Much is Enough? The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life, co-written with his son Edward, was published in July 2012.