Keynes at UCD Post author By Brendan Walsh Post date April 15, 2013 This week marks the eightieth anniversary of Keynes’s inaugural Finlay lecture at UCD. Charles Lysaght has a background piece about it in today’s Irish Times. Categories In Uncategorized 4 Comments on Keynes at UCD ← Simon Wren-Lewis on a different kind of Lender of Last Resort → Institutional Sector Accounts: Non-Financial 4 replies on “Keynes at UCD” Frank Barry opened a thread on Keynes’ lecture on the blog in 2010. Frank has a link to the Irish version of the lecture that was published in ‘Studies’ but there is only an abstract easily accessible. This is the transcript on ‘National Self-Sufficiency’ from The Yale Review, 1933: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/interwar/keynes.htm The first page at least of a 1946 obituary by Prof George O’Brien is here: http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/30099651?uid=3738672&uid=2460338175&uid=2460337935&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=83&uid=63&sid=21101903436443 In the last years of Keynes life, his American counterpart in the meetings at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to agree on the post-war global financial bodies, was Harry Dexter White, a Treasury official. White was apparently a communist and Soviet spy. This had come to light before Irish-American Sen Joseph McCarthy had began his commie witchhunt in 1950. Is it true that Dev vetoed the appointment of Keynes to the Banking Commission in 1934? Michael, What I notice about the 1930s lecture, is how ‘close’ that Keynes felt to eras of history such as the First World War. While we think about Keynes now in terms of the second world war and the post WWII conferences, we forget about the impact of the earlier 1910s decade on someone such as Keynes. I guess, it is a little like how economists nowadays, say Paul Krugman for instance, would think back to what they had worked on or experienced in the 1970s. BOH. Comments are closed.