Robert, Lord Skidelsky is emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick. He read history at Oxford University, and from 1961 to 1969 he was successively research student, senior student, and research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. In 1970 he became an associate professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University. In 1978 he was appointed professor of international studies at the University of Warwick, where he has remained since, joining the Economics Department as professor of political economy in 1990. In the 1980s he began to take a more active interest in politics, becoming a founder member of the Social Democratic Party and remaining in the party until its dissolution in 1992. He was made a life peer in 1991. His three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes, published between 1983 and 2000, has received numerous prizes and wide acclaim. He is currently Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.