William Janeway on ‘The Legacy of John Maynard Keynes’
Fri, November 16, 2012 • 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206
William Janeway WARBURG PINCUS TECHNOLOGY
In the part of Keynes’s life as a public economist, there is one critical question. In assessing his failure to drive economic policy in the 1930’s, how relevant are his ideas to our plight today? The government is close to paralysis. There is widespread fear that initiatives to reduce unemployment will undermine business confidence and offset any positive effect from public spending. How would Keynes himself have addressed those issues and to what extent do his economic policies remain relevant?
William Janeway is a venture capital investor. Over a forty year period he has built the Warburg Pincus Technology Investment company that has made critical contributions to the internet economy including Veritas Software and Nuance Communications. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He is the son of thelate novelist and critic Elizabeth Janeway and the late public economist Eliot Janeway. His recent book is Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy.