William Janeway

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William H. Janeway is a Special Limited Partner of Warburg Pincus an Affiliated Member of the Faculty of Economics of Cambridge University. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice: leading investments included BEA Systems and VERITAS Software. Previously, he was executive vice president and director at Eberstadt Fleming. Dr. Janeway is a director of Magnet Systems and O’Reilly Media.

Dr. Janeway is a co-founder and member of the board of governors of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He is a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council and of the Advisory Board of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is a member of the management committee of the Cambridge-INET Institute, University of Cambridge and a Member of the Board of Managers of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). He is the author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators, and the State, the substantially revised and extended new edition of the book initially published by Cambridge University Press in November 2012.

Dr. Janeway received his doctorate in economics from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar. He was valedictorian of the class of 1965 at Princeton University.

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Janeway on Ramsey and Keynes: A Comment

Article | Oct 7, 2020

Lance Taylor responds to William Janeway’s essay on John Maynard Keynes and Frank Ramsey. Janeway then offers his response.

The Master and the Prodigy

Article | Sep 22, 2020

INET’s co-founder reviews new books about John Maynard Keynes and Frank Ramsey

Markets, Speculation and the State

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William Janeway’s Far-Ranging Seminar on Fundamental Debates in Innovation and Finance

Which Productivity Puzzle?

Article | Apr 3, 2017

The decline in productivity growth has a longer history

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The Future of Work | Meaningful Integration or Jobless Future?

with Daron Acemoglu and William Janeway

Event Webinar | Dec 2, 2020

The central challenge confronting us in the future of work is this: can we create a future where work exists for all who need one with fair rewards, or will we end up on the path of increasing displacement, leaving workers vulnerable, dispensable, and miserable?

YSI 2020 Plenary: New Economic Questions

Young Scholars Initiative Virtual Plenary

YSI Event Plenary YSI | Nov 6–15, 2020

What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?

INET Leadership Meets with Portugal’s Finance Minister and Eurogroup President

News Apr 12, 2019

Group discussed pressing issues in the eurozone and the need for new economic thinking

How Government Drives Innovation

Video | May 25, 2018

Bill Janeway explains why “efficiency is the enemy of innovation,” and how venture capitalists and the state advance technological change