Professor James Tobin, who died on 11 March 2002, was possibly the most eminent
of the world’s ‘Keynesian’ economists. Described by Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson
as “the archetype of a late-twentieth century American scholar”, Tobin was
without doubt one of the most influential economists of his time who inspired a
whole generation of students. In this interview, Professor Tobin discusses the
progress and development of economics in the second half of the twentieth century.