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Lectures on Keynes's General Theory

Based on Hayes (2006) The Economics of Keynes: A New Guide to The General Theory, published by Edward Elgar. The print edition can be purchased for a modest price nicely bound or the raw text can be downloaded free of charge by kind permission of the publisher.

  • Lecture 1 Necessary preliminaries - audio - slides (pps)
  • Lecture 2 (GT Book I) Two Theories of Employment - audio - slides (pps)
  • Lecture 3 (GT Book II) Measuring income and capital - audio - slides (pps)
  • Lecture 4 (GT Book II) Expectation and output - audio - slides (pps)
  • Lecture 5 (GT Books III & IV) Aggregate Demand I: The Model - audio - slides (pps)
  • Lecture 6 (GT Books III & IV) Aggregate Demand II: The Dark Forces of Time and Ignorance - audio - slides (pps)
  • Lecture 7 (GT Book V) Why wage-cuts will not create jobs - audio - slides (pps)
  • Lecture 8 (GT Book VI) Saving the Free Market from itself - audio
  • If you don't have 8 hours you could try the 50 minute version, the keynote lecture to the Fifth 'Dijon' Post-Keynesian Conference in 2011, which you can find on the Past Events page (NB poor sound quality).