• Distinguished Affiliated Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Deirdre N. McCloskey is a Distinguished Affiliated Fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. From 2000-2015, McCloskey was the UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was Visiting Tinbergen Professor (2002-2006) of Philosophy, Economics, and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Trained at Harvard as an economist, by her own account she "drifted," writing on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, transgender advocacy, statistical theory, politics, and law. She taught for twelve years in economics at the University of Chicago, and was tenured there. She now describes herself as a "postmodern, free-market, quantitative, literary, Episcopalian, feminist Aristotelian." Her main scientific work began in the 1960s with British economic history, but widened to world history, especially in her trilogy The Bourgeois Era: The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for a Commercial Society (2006), Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (2010), and Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (2016).

For a current list of publications, view her personal website.


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