Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren

Explore and discuss John Maynard Keynes, the most influential economist of the twentieth century


Course outline


Ninety years ago, in 1928, the great economist John Maynard Keynes presented his essay with this title to the Political Economy Club at Cambridge University. His grandchildren would be today’s Baby Boomers.

This seminar will examine and discuss what Keynes got right about our generation’s economic possibilities, and what he got wrong, and why? We will then explore what are some of the possibilities that we can offer to our own grandchildren, and what possibilities have we perhaps already ruled out?


  • Thursday 25 October, 10am – 12pm
  • $35.00 incl. GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Professor Timothy Hazledine

Seminar presenter

Timothy Hazledine

Timothy Hazledine


Tim Hazledine has been a professor in the Economics Dept of the University of Auckland Business School since 1992. He was brought up in Dunedin and went to Otago and Canterbury universities before embarking on what became a 20-year OE, beginning at the University of Warwick, where he got his PhD, and involving teaching at Warwick, Balliol Oxford, Queen’s Ontario, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is interested in issues of growth and inequality.

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