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Statistics (only as of April 2007):
About 360 academic articles, of which:
About 185 full length scientific pieces exceeding 9 or 10 pages.
And: indented and in small type = about 190 replies/reviews/short pieces.
Ratio of refereed total to non-refereed total is as 154 (14 co-authored) is to 19 (4 co-authored).

Note from McCloskey:
"The categories below reflect the rough chronology of my developing interests, 1968 to 2012. I continue to have an interest in, and to write in, earlier fields, such economic history (categories 1-6) — my latest book, for example, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (2010) tests the explanations for the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath."

(1.) British Enterprise in the 19th Century

  1. "Productivity Change in British Pig Iron, 1870-1939," Quarterly Journal of Economics 82 (May 1968): 281-96.
  2. Did Victorian Britain Fail?" Economic History Review 23 (Dec 1970): 446-59.
    Reprinted 2010 in Lars Magnusson, ed. Twentieth-Century Economic History: Critical Concepts in Economics (Oxford: Routledge).
  3. "International Differences in Productivity? Coal and Steel in America and Britain Before World War I," in Essays on a Mature Economy (1971), Chapter. 8, pp. 285-304.
  4. [co-authored with L. G. Sandberg] "From Damnation to Redemption: Judgments on the Late Victorian Entrepreneur," Explorations in Economic History 9 (Fall 1971): 89-108.

(2.) British Foreign Trade in the 18th and 19th Centuries

  1. "Britain's Loss from Foreign Industrialization: A Provisional Estimate," Explorations in Economic History 8 (Winter 1970-71): 141-52.
  2. "Magnanimous Albion: Free Trade and British National Income, 1841-1881," Explorations in Economic History 17 (July, 1980): 303-320; reprinted Forrest Capie, ed. Protectionism in the World Economy (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1992).
  3. "From Dependence to Autonomy: Judgments on Trade as an Engine of British Growth." Pp. 139-154 in McCloskey, Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain (1981) (1993).
  4. [co-authored with R. P. Thomas] "Overseas Trade and Empire, 1700-1820," Chapter 4 in Floud and McCloskey, The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present (1981), Vol. 1, pp. 87-102.
  5. [co-authored with C. K. Harley] "Foreign Trade: Competition and the Expanding International Economy, 1820-1914," Chapter 17 in Floud and McCloskey, The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present (1981), Vol. 2, pp. 50-69.

(3.) The History of International Finance

  1. [co-authored with J. Richard Zecher] "How the Gold Standard Worked, 1880-1913," in J.A. Frenkel and H. G. Johnson, eds., The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments (Allen and Unwin, 1976), pp. 357-385; reprinted as pp. 63-80 in B. Eichengreen, ed., The Gold Standard in Theory and History (Methuen, 1985).
  2. [co-authored with J. Richard Zecher] "The Success of Purchasing Power Parity: Historical Evidence and Its Implications for Macroeconomics," in Michael Bordo and Anna J. Schwartz, eds., A Retrospective on the Classical Gold Standard 1821-1931 (NBER, University of Chicago Press, 1984), pp. 121-150.
    • "Mars Collides with Earth," review of Volcker and Gyohten's Changing Fortunes: The World's Money and the Threat to American Leadership," Reason, 24 (10, Mar 1993): 60-62.
  3. {"The Extent of the Market: Market Integration in World History." For Lerici Conference on the Market in History, Apr 1993, unpublished.}

(4.) Open Fields and Enclosure in England

  1. "The Enclosure of Open Fields: Preface to a Study of Its Impact on the Efficiency of English Agriculture in the Eighteenth Century," Journal of Economic History 32 (1, Mar, 1972): 15-35.
  2. "The Persistence of English Common Fields," in E. L. Jones and William Parker (eds.), European Peasants and Their Markets: Essays in Agrarian Economic History (Princeton University Press, 1975), pp. 73-119.
  3. "The Economics of Enclosure: A Market Analysis," in Jones and Parker, as cited, pp. 123-160.
  4. "English Open Fields as Behavior Towards Risk," Research in Economic History 1 (Fall 1976): 124-170; reprinted in Stephen Ziliak, Measurement and Meaning in Economics, 2001.
  5. "Theses on Enclosure," pp. 56-72 in Papers Presented to the Economic History Society Conference at Canterbury, 1983. Agricultural History Society.
  6. [co-authored with John Nash] "Corn at Interest: The Extent and Cost of Grain Storage in Medieval England," American Economic Review 74 (Mar 1984): 174-187.
  7. "The Open Fields of England: Rent, Risk, and the Rate of Interest, 1300-1815," in David W. Galenson, ed., Markets in History: Economic Studies of the Past (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 5-51.
  8. "The Prudent Peasant: New Findings on Open Fields." Journal of Economic History 51 (2) June 1991: 343-355.
  9. {"Allen's Enclosure and the Yeoman: The View from Tory Fundamentalism."}
  10. {{Other draft chapters in a long unfinished book, begun in the 1970s, to be finished perhaps c. 2013}}

(5.) The Industrial Revolution

[See also books: Bourgeois Dignity, 2010; the January 2011 draft of The Bourgeois Revaluation: How Capitalism Become Virtuous, 1600-1848, draft available at deirdremccloskey.org; and Bourgeois Rhetoric, which will be available in later years.]

  1. "The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1860: A Survey," Chapter 6 in Floud and McCloskey eds., The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present 2nd ed., 1994.
  2. "The Industrial Revolution: A Survey," a new essay, in Floud and McCloskey, eds., The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present, 2nd ed., 1994 (a shorter version of "The Industrial Revolution: Economists Have Not Explained the First Industrial Revolution").
  3. "1066 and a Wave of Gadgets: The Achievements of British Growth," in Penelope Gouk, ed., Wellsprings of Achievement: Cultural and Economic Dynamics in Early Modern England and Japan (Variorum, 1995).
  4. "The Prehistory of American Thrift." Pp. 61-87 in Joshua J. Yates and James Davidson Hunter, eds., Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  5. "Thrift as Virtue, Historically Criticized." Revue de Philosophie Economique, December 2007.
    • "Review of Joel Mokyr's The Enlightened Economy." History Today, May 2010.

(6.) Other Historical Subjects

  1. "New Perspectives on the Old Poor Law," Explorations in Economic History 10 (Summer 1973): 419-436.
  2. "Women's Work in the Market, 1900-2000" (aka "Paid Work"), in Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, ed., Women in Twentieth-Century Britain, 2001 [also in Feminist Economics, below]
    • Review of Goldgar's Tulipmania for the Business History Review, 2008.
  3. "Keukentafel Economics and the History of British Imperialism" South African Economic History Review 21 (September 2006): 171-76.

(7.) Teaching Economics

[See also the economics textbooks, The Applied Theory of Price, 1983, 1985 and (co-authored with Arjo Klamer and Stephen Ziliak) The Economic Conversation, forthcoming; and in section 9 below, "The Economics of Choice" in Rawski, ed., 1995.]
  1. [with John Siegfried, Robin Bartlett, W. Lee Hansen, Allen Kelley, and Thomas Tietenberg] "The Status and Prospects of the Economics Major," Journal of Economic Education 22 (3) (Summer 1991): 197-224.
  2. [with John Siegfried, W. Lee Hansen, Robin Bartlett, Allen Kelley, and Thomas Tietenberg] "The Economics Major: Can and Should We Do Better than a B-?" American Economic Review 81 (2) (May 1991): 20-25. Reprinted Revista Asturiana de Economia 2008.
    • "Why Economics is Tough for Ten-Year-Olds," Social Studies Review (American Textbook Council) 10 (Fall 1991): 8-11.
    • "The Natural," Eastern Economic Review 18 (2) (Spring 1992): 237-239. Also in Eastern columns below.
    • "Contribution to Special Book Section on books to recommend to undergraduate economics Students," Reason 26 (7) (Dec 1994): 42.
    • "Yes, There is Something Worth Keeping in Microeconomics." 2002. Post-Autistic Economics Review no. 16, 4 Sept. Reprinted in a German translation, "Ja, es gibt etwas Behaltenswertes an der Mikroökonomik," in T. Dürmeier, T. v. Egan-Krieger, H. Peukert, eds., Die Scheuklappen der Wirtschaftswissenschaft: Postautistische Ökonomik für eine pluralistische Wirtschaftslehre (October 2006)
    • [with Arjo Klamer and Stephen Ziliak] "Is There Life after Samuelson's Economics? Changing the Textbooks." Post-Autistic Economics Review 42, 18 May 2007: 2-7.

(8.) Teaching Writing in Economics

  1. "Economical Writing," Economic Inquiry 24(2) (Apr 1985): 187-222 [reprinted in UCLA Writing Program {Ellen Strenski, ed.}, Cross-Disciplinary Conversations about Writing (NY: St. Martin's Press, 1989)]; reprinted with revisions as The Writing of Economics (in second ed., Economical Writing, 1999).

(9.) Criticism in History and Economic History [top^]

  1. "A Kirznerian Economic History of the Modern World." 2010-2011. Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed. Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations 3: 45-64.
  2. "The New Economic History: An Introduction," Revista Storica Italiana (Mar, 1971: 5-22; in Italian); and Revista Espanola de Economia (May-Aug 1971; in Spanish).
    • "Introduction" to special issue of Explorations in Economic History 11 (Summer, 1974): 317-324.
    • "The New Economic History in Britain" (in Italian), Quaderni Storici 31 (Dec 1976): 401-08.
  3. "Does the Past Have Useful Economics?" Journal of Economic Literature 14 (June 1976): 434-61. Translated into Russian for Thesis 1 (1, Spring 1993): 107-136. Reprinted in Diana Betts and Robert Whaples, eds. Readings in American Economic History, 1994.
  4. "The Achievements of the Cliometric School," Journal of Economic History 38 (1, Mar, 1978): 13-28.
  5. "The Problem of Audience in Historical Economics: Rhetorical Thoughts on a Text by Robert Fogel," History and Theory 24 (1, 1985): 1-22. Reprinted in Tidskrift för Skandinavisk Retorikforskning 53 (2010): 12-35.
    • Review of Boland's The Foundations of Economic Method, Journal of Economic Literature 23 (June 1985): 618-19.
  6. [co-authored with Allan Megill] "The Rhetoric of History," pp. 221-238 in Nelson, Megill, and McCloskey, eds. The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences (University of Wisconsin Press, 1987).
    • "Counterfactuals," article in Eatwell, Milgate, and Newman, eds. The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economic Thought and Doctrine (Macmillan, 1987).
    • "Continuity in Economic History," article in The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economic Thought and Doctrine (Macmillan, 1987), pp. 623-626.
  7. "The Storied Character of Economics," Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 101 (4, 1988): 543-654.
  8. "History, Differential Equations, and the Problem of Narration," History and Theory 30 (1, 1991): 21-36.
  9. "Ancients and Moderns" [presidential address, Social Science History Association, Washington, D.C., 1989]. Social Science History, 14 (3, Jan 1991): 289-303.
    • "Introduction" to McCloskey and Hersh, eds. A Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980, Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. ix-xii.
  10. "Kinks, Tools, Spurts, and Substitutes: Gerschenkron's Rhetoric of Relative Backwardness," Chapter 6 in Richard Sylla and Gianni Toniolo, eds. Patterns of European Industrialization: The Nineteenth Century (London: Routledge, 1991).
    • "Looking Forward into History." Introduction (pp. 3-10) to McCloskey, ed., Second Thoughts: Myths and Morals of U.S. Economic History (Oxford, 1992).
  11. "The Economics of Choice: Neoclassical Supply and Demand," in Thomas Rawski, ed., Economics and the Historian (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995): 122-158
  12. [co-authored with Santhi Hejeebu] "The Reproving of Karl Polanyi," Critical Review 13 (Summer 1999): 285.

(10.) Rhetorical Criticism in Economics [top^]

[See also Replies to Reviews of The Rhetoric of Economics, below; and The Rhetoric of Economics 1885, (1998), If You're So Smart 1990, Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics 1994, The Vices of Economists 1997, How to Be Human* *Though an Economist 2000, and The Secret Sins of Economics 2002].

  1.   "The Rhetoric of Economics," Journal of Economic Literature 31 (June 1983): 482-517; reprinted in B. J. Caldwell, ed., Appraisal and Criticism in Economics (Allen and Unwin, 1985). Reprinted in Daniel Hausman, ed., The Philosopy of Economics, Readings, 1st and 2nd eds. Translated into Japanese, Contemporary Economics 61 (Spring 1985), pp. 156-184. Translated into French by F. Regard, as pp. 63-126 in Ludovic Frobert, "Si vous êtes si malins. . ." McCloskey et la rhétorique des economists, Lyon: ENS Éditions 2004 for École normale supérieure Lettres et sciences humaines. Translated into Hungarian for the journal Replika, apparently late 2006. Reprinted in P. Atkinson and S. Delamont, eds,. Representing Ethnolgraphy, London: SAGE Publications, 2008. Translanted into Russian, "Istoki" ("Headwaters"), Higher School of Economics, 2009. Retranslated (?) into Russian, "The Rhetoric of Economics" (1983): McCloskey D. "Ritorika ekonomicheskoy teorii "// Avtonomov V. , Ananyin O., Boldyrev I., Vasina L., Makasheva N. (eds.) ISTOKI: sociokulturnaya sreda ekonomicheskoy deyatelnosti i ekonomicheskogo poznaniya. Moscow: Higher School of Economics Press, 2011. P. 252-320.
  2.   "The Character of Argument in Modern Economics: How Muth Persuades," in Proceedings of the Third Summer Conference on Argumentation, sponsored by the Speech Communication Association and the American Forensic Association, Annandale, Va., Fall 1983, revised for The Rhetoric of Economics.
  3.   "The Literary Character of Economics," Daedalus 113 (3, Summer 1984): 97-119. Three pages reprinted as pp. 20-22 in Mary M. Gergen and Kenneth J. Gergen, Social Construction: A Reader (London and Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2003).
  4.   "Towards a Rhetoric of Economics," pp. 13-29 in G. C. Winston and R. F. Teichgraeber III, eds., The Boundaries of Economics, Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy. Cambridge University Press, 1988.
  5.   "Thick and Thin Methodologies in the History of Economic Thought." Pp. 245-257 in Neil de Mari, ed., The Popperian Legacy in Economics (Cambridge University Press, 1988).
  6.   [co-authored with Arjo Klamer] "Economics in the Human Conversation," pp. 3-20 in Klamer, McCloskey, and Solow, eds., The Consequences of Rhetoric (Cambridge University Press, 1988).
  7.   "The Consequences of Rhetoric," pp. 280-294 in Klamer, et al. eds., The Consequences of Rhetoric, Cambridge University Press, 1988 [reprinted in Fundamenta Scientiae 9 (2/3, 1988): 269-284 (a Brazilian journal)].
  8.   "Their Blackboard, Right or Wrong: A Comment on Contested Exchange." Politics and Society 18 (2, June 1990): 223-232.
  9. "Storytelling in Economics." Pp. 5-22 in Christopher Nash and Martin Warner, eds., Narrative in Culture (Routledge 1990); and pp. 61-75 in Don C. Lavoie, ed. Economics and Hermeneutics (Routledge 1990). An earlier version, with discussion, appeared in Orace Johnson, ed. Methodology and Accounting Research: Does the Past Have a Future (Proceedings of the 8th Annual Big Ten Accounting Doctoral Consortium, May, 1987: 69-76). Reprinted as "Telling Stories Economically," The Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series: Economic Education: 22: 83-107.
  10.   "Formalism in Economics, Rhetorically Speaking," Ricerche Economiche 43 (1989), 1-2 (Jan-June): 57-75. Reprinted with minor revisions in American Sociologist 21 (1, Spring, 1990): 3-19.
  11.   [co-authored with Arjo Klamer] "The Rhetoric of Disagreement," Rethinking Marxism 2 (Fall 1989): 140-161. Reprinted in D. H. Prychitko, ed. Why Economists Disagree, Albany: SUNY Press, 1998.
  12.   [co-authored with Arjo Klamer] "Accounting as the Master Metaphor of Economics," European Accounting Review 1 (1, May, 1992): 145-160.
  13.   "Agon and Ag Ec: Styles of Persuasion in Agricultural Economics," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72 (Dec 1990): 1124-1130.
  14.   "The Rhetoric of Economic Expertise," pp. 137-147 in Richard H. Roberts and J. M. M. Good, eds., The Recovery of Rhetoric: Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences. 1993. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1993. In French as "La rhétorique de l'expertise économique" in Vincent de Coorebyter, ed., Rhétorique de la Science. Paris: Presse Universitaires de France, in the series "L'interrogation philosophique," M. Meyer, ed., pp 171-188.
  15.   "Mere Style in Economics Journals, 1920 to the Present," Economic Notes 20 (1, 1991): 135-148.
  16.   "Economic Science: A Search Through the Hyperspace of Assumptions?" Methodus 3 (1, June 1991): 6-16. Reprinted as pp. 73-84 in Craig Freedman and Rick Szostak, eds., Tales of Narcissus--The Looking Glass of Economic Science, New York: Nova Science, 2003. Reprinted in Geoffrey M.Hodgson, ed., Mathematics and Modern Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012.
  17.   "How to Do a Rhetorical Analysis of Economics, and Why," in Roger Backhouse, ed., Economic Methodology. London: Routledge, 1994: 319-342. Reprinted John B. Davis, ed. Recent Developments in Economic Methodology (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006).
  18.   "Economics and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge," in Robert Goodman and Walter Fisher, eds., Rethinking Knowledge: Reflections Across the Disciplines. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995).
    •   "Fun in Econ 101," a review of John Kenneth Galbraith's A Journey Through Economic Time: A Firsthand View, Chicago Tribune Book World, 25 Sep 1994, Sec. 14, p. 4.
  19.   "How Economists Persuade," Journal of Economic Methodology 1 (1, June 1994): 15-32.
    • "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, comment on Sandra Harding's 'Can Feminist Thought Make Economics More Objective?'" Feminist Economics 1 (3, Fall 1995): 119-124. (Also in Feminist Economics below).
  20.   "Metaphors Economists Live By," Social Research 62 (2, Summer 1995): 215-237. Translated into German in Diaz-Bone, Rainer, and Gertraude Krell, eds., Diskurs und Ökonomie: Diskursanalytische Perspektiven auf Märkte und Organisationen, 2008 VS-Verslag, Wiesbaden.
  21.   "The Genealogy of Postmodernism: An Economist's Guide," pp. 102-128 in Steven Cullenberg, Jack Amariglio, and David F. Ruccio, eds., Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge, NY and London: Routledge, 2001.
  22.   "You Shouldn't Want a Realism if You Have a Rhetoric." 2002. In Uskali Mäki, ed. Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Rhetoric. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  23.   "The Demoralization of Economics: Can We Recover from Bentham and Return to Smith?" in Martha Fineman and Terence Dougherty, eds., Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Economics, and the Law. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  24. "The Trouble with Mathematics and Statistics in Economics," History of Economic Ideas XIII (3,2005): 85-102, delivered to MUIR-PRIN project "The role of mathematics in the history of economics," Venice, January 28, 2005, with replies by Dardi, Egidi, Marchionatti, and Fontana.
    • {"Ethics, Milton Friedman, and the Good Old Chicago School," presented to the History of Economics Society, meetings of the ASSA, Chicago, 2007.}
    • [Reprint of] "The Rhetoric of This Economics," Chp. 4, pp. 38-52 in McCloskey, Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics (1994), for Daniel Hausman, ed., The Philosopy of Economics, Readings, 3rd ed., 2007.
    • "Sliding Into PoMo-ism from Samuelsonianism," Comment on on Jack Amariglio and David Ruccio's Postmodern Moments in Economics, Rethinking Marxism, 2008.
    • "Preface" to Lukas Kovanda, ed. The Story of a Perfect Storm and Talks with Nobel Laureates (and others) about the Financial Crisis. Prague: Mediacop, 2010

(11.) Invited replies to reviews of The Rhetoric of Economics and to other works on the rhetoric of economics [top^]

[See also Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics, 1994, in which many of these are reprinted.]
  1. "Splenetic Rationalism: Hoppe's Review of Chapter 1 of The Rhetoric of Economics," Market Process 7 (1) (Spring 1989): 34-41, reprinted in Peter J. Boettke and David L. Prychitdo, eds. The Market Process: Essays on Contemporary Austrian Economics (Edward Elgar, 1994) pp. 187-200.
  2. "Commentary [on Rossetti and Mirowski]," pp. 261-271 in Neil de Macchi, ed., Post-Popperian Methodology of Economics. Recovering Practice. Boston: Kluwer, 1992.

(12.) The Rhetoric of Inquiry [top^]

  1. [co-authored with Allan Megill and John Nelson] "Rhetoric of Inquiry." Pp. 3-18 in Nelson, Megill, and McCloskey, eds. The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences (University of Wisconsin Press, 1987).
  2. "The Limits of Expertise: If You're So Smart, Why Ain't You Rich?" The American Scholar 57 (3) (Summer 1988): 393-406. Reprinted as pp. 92-111 in J. Lee Auspitz, W. W. Gasparski, M. K. Mlicki, and K. Szaniawski, eds. Praxiologies and the Philosophy of Economics. Spanish translation as "Si de verdad eras tan listo . . . (I)" in Revista de Occidente 83 (Apr 1988): 71-86. Reprinted in B. J. Caldwell, ed. The Philosophy and Methodology of Economics, Vol. II (Edward Elgar: 1993).
  3. "The Dismal Science and Mr. Burke: Economics as a Critical Theory," pp. 99-114 in H. W. Simons and T. Melia, eds. The Legacy of Kenneth Burke (Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989).
  4. "Why I Am No Longer a Positivist." Review of Social Economy 47 (3, Fall, 1989): 225-238. Reprinted as pp. 189-202 in Craig Freedman and Rick Szostak, eds., Tales of Narcissus--The Looking Glass of Economic Science, New York: Nova Science, 2003.
    • Review of Allan Bloom's Giants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990, Chicago Tribune Book World, Oct 1990.
  5. "Platonic Insults: 'Rhetorical'." Common Knowledge 2 (2, Fall 1993): 23-32.
  6. "Keeping the Company of Sophisters, Economists, and Calculators," in Fred Antczak, ed., Rhetoric and Pluralism: Legacies of Wayne Booth. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1995.

(13.) The Rhetoric of Significance Testing and Econometrics [top^]

See also chapters in The Rhetoric of Economics (chps. 8 & 9 in the 2nd ed. 1988), Chapter 2 in The Vices of Economists; The Virtues of the Bourgeoisie 1996, pp. 187-208 in How to Be Human* *Though an Economist 2000, and certain pages of The Secret Sins of Economics 2002. And especially see Ziliak and McCloskey, The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Jobs, Justice, and Lives, University of Michigan Press, 2008

  1. "The Art of Forecasting, Ancient to Modern Times," Cato Journal 12 (1, Spring/Summer 1992): 23-43.
  2. [Co-authored with Stephen Ziliak] "The Standard Error of Regressions," Journal of Economic Literature, 34 (March, 1996): 97-114.
  3. [Co-authored with Stephen Ziliak] "Size Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review during the 1990s," Journal of Socio-Economics 33: 527-546. It was the subject of a symposium, pp. 547-664, with comments by Arnold Zellner, Clive Granger, Edward Leamer, Joel Horowitz, Erik Thorbecke, Gerd Gigerenzer, Bruce Thompson, Morris Altman, and others (from a presentation at the American Economic Association annual convention, January 2004, Kenneth Arrow presiding).
    • [Co-authored with Stephen Ziliak] Significance Redux," pp. 665-675 of the symposium issue.
    • [Co-authored with Stephen Ziliak], "A Final Word," in the symposium issue.
  4. [Co-authored with Stephen Ziliak] "Signifying Nothing: A Reply to Hoover and Siegler," Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2008, 39-57. Also available as PDF.
  5. [PDF] [Co-authored with Stephen Ziliak] "The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Fisherian 'Tests' in Biology, and Especially in Medicine." Biological Theory 4(1) 2009: 1-10. From Chps. 14-16 in The Cult of Statistical Significance.
  6. [coauthored with Allan Ingraham of the law firm of Labaton Sucharow LLP, principal drafter, and S. T. Ziliak, "Brief of Amicus Curiae for the Respondents" before the U.S. Supreme Court, Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., et al., Petitioners, v. James Siracusano and NECA-IBEW Pension Fund, Respondents, on writ of certeriori to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Nov. 12, 2010, No. 09-1156. The case was decided in spring 2011 by a 9-0 vote in favor of our position.

(14.) The Rhetoric of Law [top^]

  1. "The Rhetoric of Law and Economics," Michigan Law Review 86 (4, Feb 1988): 752-767.
  2. [co-authored with John Nelson] "The Rhetoric of Political Economy," pp. 155-174 (Chapter 8) in James H. Nichols, Jr. and Colin Wright, eds. Political Economy to Economics — And Back? (San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, 1990).
  3. "The Essential Rhetoric of Law, Literature, and Liberty," review of Posner's Law as Literature, Fish's Doing What Comes Naturally and White's Justice as Translation, Critical Review 5 (1, Spring 1991): 203-223.
  4. "The Lawyerly Rhetoric of Coase's The Nature of the Firm," Journal of Corporation Law 18 (2, Winter 1993): 424-439.
  5. "The Rhetoric of Liberty," Rhetoric Society Quarterly 26 (1, 1996): pp. 9-27.
  6. [repeating as above] "Rhetoric of Significance Testing," coauthored with Allan Ingraham of Labaton Sucharow LLP, principal drafter, and S. T. Ziliak, "Brief of Amicus Curiae for the Respondents" before the U.S. Supreme Court.

(15.) Academic Policy [top^]

  1. "The Theatre of Scholarship and the Rhetoric of Economics," Southern Humanities Review 22 (Summer, 1988): 241-249.
  2. "The Public Research University in the Next Century: The Role of the Department of Communication," Planning, 1996.

(16.) Intellectual Biography [top^]

    • "The Economic Consequences of Mr. Keynes." Review of Robert Skidelsky's John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed, 1883-1920, Washington Post Book World, May 25, 1986.
    • "Earl Hamilton," in The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economic Thought and Doctrine (Macmillan, 1987).
    • "Charles P. Kindleberger," in The New Palgrave, 1987.
  1. "Robert William Fogel: An Appreciation by an Adopted Student,," pp. 14-25 in Claudia Goldin and Hugh Rockoff, eds, Strategic Factors in Nineteenth-Century American Economic History: A Volume to Honor Robert W. Fogel. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
  2. "Alexander Gerschenkron: By a Student," The American Scholar 61 (2, Spring, 1992): 241-246.
  3. "Fogel and North: Statics and Dynamics in Historical Economics," Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2, 1994).

(17.) Sociology of Science [top^]

See also Rhetoric of Economics above.

(18.) Feminist Economics [top^]

  1. "Some Consequences of a Conjective Economics." Pp. 69-93 in Julie Nelson and Marianne Ferber, eds., Beyond Economic Man: Feminism and Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. The book was translated into Spanish, Más Allá del Hombre Económico: Economía y Teoría Feminista in Ediciones Cátedra in its "Feminismos" series in 2004.
  2. {{"'What Did You Say?' A Postmodern Feminism of Economics." Unpublished.}}
  3. "Post-Modern Free-Market Feminism: A Conversation with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak," Rethinking Marxism, Winter 2000 (12 [4]).
  4. "Women's Work in the Market, 1900-2000," in Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, ed., Women in Twentieth-Century Britain: Economic, Social, and Cultural Change. London: Longmans, 2001 (also in Other Historical Subjects above).

(19.) Gender Crossing [top^]

See also Crossing: A Memoir, 1999.
  1. {"Caring for Gender: Sister, Psychiatrists, and Gender Crossing," (Cleis Press? I'm not sure if this piece actually came out.)}
  2. "Happy Endings: Law, Gender, and the University," Journal of Gender, Race and Justice 2 (1, Fall, 1998): 77-85 (see also The Rhetoric of Law above).

(20.) Ethics, Bourgeois Virtues, and Economics [top^]

See also The Bourgeois Virtues, 2006, and the other books in the series forthcoming, listed at the end.
  1. "Bourgeois Virtue," American Scholar 63 (2, Spring 1994): 177-191. Reprinted in Occasional Papers of the Centre for Independent Studies, New South Wales (short version reprinted in the Phi Beta Kappa Key Reporter, Fall 1994). Reprinted in Eugene Heath, ed., Morality and the Market (McGraw-Hill, 2001)
    • "Bourgeois Blues," Reason 25 (1, May 1993): 47-51. Reprinted in Parth J. Shah, ed. Morality of Markets. Academic Foundation/ Centre For Civil Society (India). Reprinted in Ted Lardner and Todd Lundberg, eds., Exchanges: Reading and Writing About Consumer Culture (Longman, 2001).
    • "Bourgeois Virtue," 1000 words, pp. 44-46 in Patricia Werhane and E. R. Freeman, eds. Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics, Blackwell: Malden, MA and London, 1997; reprinted in second edition.
    • "Procedural Justice," 500 words, pp. 509-510, for Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics 1998; new edition 2004.
    • "Breakthrough Books: The Market," Lingua Franca, July/August 1995.
  2. {"Eighteenth-Century Virtues: Smith and Franklin." Presented to conferences in Australia, and New Zealand in summer 1996; a version appears as two chapters in my Bourgeois Rhetoric: Interest and Language in the Age of Industrialization, draft probably available in late 2011 at deirdremccloskey.org.}
  3. "Missing Ethics in Economics," pp. 187-201 in Arjo Klamer, ed. The Value of Culture: On the Relationships Between Economics and Arts. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1996.
  4. "Bourgeois Virtue and the History of P and S," Presidential Address, presented at the Economic History Association, New Brunswick, NJ, Sept 1997, published in The Journal of Economic History, 58 (2, June 1998): 297-317.
  5. "The Bourgeois Virtues." World Economics 5, (July-September 2004): 1-16.
    Recall that {curly} brackets on whole item = not yet in print but draft available; {{double curly}} brackets = only partially drafted, if at all.

  6. "Not by P Alone: A Virtuous Economy", in Irene van Staveren, ed, special issue on ethics in economics for the Review of Political Economy 20 (2, 2008): 181-197; reprinted in Wilfred Dolfsma and Irene van Staveren, eds., Ethics and Economics: New Perspectives. Routledge, 2009. Slightly revised and reprinted in: In: Cash on the Table: Anthropological Engagements with Economics and Economies, ed. Edward F. Fischer and Peter Benson. Santa Fe: School of Advanced Research Press, 2012.
    • "The Bourgeois Virtues," History Today ( 56, Sept): 20-27.
    • "Bourgeois Virtues?" a 3100-word essay selected from The Bourgeois Virtues, quite different in emphasis from the previous item, Cato Policy Report, June, 2006.
  7. "Adam Smith, the Last of the Former Virtue Ethicists" History of Political Economy 40 (1, 2008): 43-71. Also in Jeffrey Young, ed., The Elgar Companion to Adam Smith, 2020. [Reprinted 2009 in Social Science Library: Frontier Thinking in Sustainable Development and Human Well-Being, A 2000-article set of CDs made available to 5000 universities in poor countries.]
  8. "Sacred Economics, Part I: Wage Slavery" and "Sacred Economics, Part II: The Rich" (from The Bourgeois Virtues, 2006) in Sandra Peart and David Levy, eds., Street Porter and Philosopher (2008, University of Michigan Press.
  9. [with Jack Amariglio] "Fleeing Capitalism: A Slightly Disputatious Conversation/Interview among Friends," pp. 276-319 in Jack Amariglio, Joseph Childers, and Steven Cullenberg, eds,l Sublime Economy: On the Intersection of Art and Economics, 2008, London: Routledge.
  10. "Life in the Market Is Good for You." Pp. 139-168 in Mark D. White, ed., Accepting the Invisible Hand. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  11. "What Happened in Modern Economic History, and Why Economics Can't Explain It." Engelsberg Seminar, Sweden, May 2010, forthcoming in conference volume, 5700 words; also in Michael Zöller, ed., conference volume from Berlin meeting, May 2010.

(21.) Religious Economics [top^]

See also The Bourgeois Virtues, 2006.

  1. "Voodoo Economics." Poetics Today 12 (2, Summer 1991): 287-300.
    • "Forward" to Robert H. Nelson, Reaching for Heaven on Earth: The Theological Meaning of Economics. Savage, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1991, pp. xi-xvii.
    • "Christian Economics?" Eastern Economic Journal 25 (4, Fall 1999): 477-480.
  2. "Avarice, Prudence, and the Bourgeois Virtues." Pp. 312-336 in William Shweiker and Charles Matthewes, eds. Having: Property and Possession in Religious and Social Life. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2004
  3. "Humility and Truth." Anglican Theological Review 88 (2, May 2006): 181-96.
    • "Humility and Truth in Economics," pp. 173-177 in Jack High, ed., Humane Economics: Essays in Honor of Don Lavoie. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006.
    • {{"God and Mammon," unpublished lecture.}}
    • "Reply to Eugene McCarraher," 1100 words, May/June 2008 issue of Books & Culture.
    • "The Recession: A Christian Crisis?" 500-word essay in Christian Century, July 28, 2009.

(22.) Political Theory [top^]

  1. {"Hobbes, Rawls, Buchanan, Nussbaum, and All the Virtues"}, 11,500-word essay.
  2. {" The Hobbes Problem from Hobbes to Buchanan"}, First Annual Buchanan Lecture, George Mason University, April 7, 2006. Reproduced at http://www.gmu.edu/centers/ publicchoice/pdf%20links/dpaper4706.pdf]. Based on previous items.
    • "Hobbes, Nussbaum, and All Seven of the Virtues," 1400-word comment at conference at the Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag, March 10, 2006 on "Nussbaum and Cosmopolitanism," in a special issue of Development and Change, 37 (6), 2006, Des Gasper, ed.
  3. "The Rhetoric of the Economy and the Polity." Annual Review of Political Science 14 (May/June, 2011): 181-199

(23.) Language and the Economy [top^]

  1. [with Arjo Klamer] "One Quarter of GDP is Persuasion." American Economic Review 85 (2) (May 1995): 191-95.
  2. "How to Buy, Sell, Make, Manage, Produce, Transact, Consume with Words." Introductory essay in Edward M. Clift, ed., How Language is Used to Do Business: Essays on the Rhetoric of Economics/ Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press 2008.

    (24.) Other Brief Academic Items [top^]

      •   "Review of Stratton and Brown's Agricultural Records in Britain," Journal of Economic History, 40 (1, March 1980): p. 189.
      •   "Fungibility," in The New Palgrave, 1987; reprinted New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance (Macmillan U.K.; Stockton), 1992.
      •   "Gresham's Law," for the New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, 1992.
      •   "Reading the Economy." Humane Studies Review, 70 (2, Spring 1992): pp. 1, 10-13.
      •   "Duty and Creativity in Economic Scholarship," in Michael Szenberg, ed., Passion and Craft: Economists at Work, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999. Version reprinted in Sarah Philipson, ed. A Passion for Research, in progress 2006.
    1.   "Other Things Equal" (columns in the Eastern Economic Journal 1992-2003. Many of these through 1999 are included in How to be Human* *Though an Economist):
      1.   "The Natural" 18 (2, Spring 1992): 237-239.
      2.   "The Bankruptcy of Statistical Significance" 18 (3, Summer 1992): 359-361.
      3.   "Schelling's Five Truths of Economics" 19 (1, Winter 1993): 109-112.
      4.   "The A-Prime, C-Prime Theorem" 19 (2, Fall 1993): 235-238.
      5.   "Reading I've Liked" 19 (3, Summer 1994): 395-399.
      6.   "Economics: Art or Science or Who Cares?" 20 (1, Winter 1994): 117-120.
      7.   "How to Organize a Conference," 20 (2, Spring 1994): 221-224.
      8.   "Why Don't Economists Believe Empirical Findings?" 20 (3, Summer 1994): 357-350
      9.   "To Burn Always with a Hard, Gemlike Flame, Eh Professor?" 20 (4, Fall 1994): 479-481
      10.   "He's Smart, and He's a Nice Guy Too," 21 (1, Winter 1995): 109-112.
      11.   "How to Host a Seminar Visitor," 21 (2, Spring 1995): 271-274.
      12.   "Kelly Green Golf Shoes and the Intellectual Range from M to N," 21 (3, Summer 1995): 411-414.
      13.   "Some News That At Least Will Not Bore You," 21 (4, Fall 1995): 551-553.
      14.   "Love or Money" 22 (1, Winter 1996): 97-100.
      15.   "Keynes Was a Sophist, and a Good Thing, Too" 22 (2, Spring 1996)
      16.   "Economic Tourism" 22 (3, Summer 1996)
      17.   "One Small Step for Gary" 23 (1, Winter 1997): 113-116.
      18.   "Aunt Deirdre's Letter to a Graduate Student," 23 (2, Spring 1997): 241-244.
      19.   "The Rhetoric of Economics Revisited" 23 (3, Summer 1997): 359-362.
      20.   "Polanyi Was Right, and Wrong" 23 (4, Fall 1997): 483-487.
      21.   "Quarreling with Ken" 24 (1, Winter 1998): 111-115.
      22.   "Small Worlds, or, the Preposterousness of Closed Economy Macro" 24 (2, Spring 1998): 229-232.
      23.   "The So-Called Coase Theorem" 24 (3, Summer 1998): 367-371.
      24.   "Career Courage" 24 (4, Fall 1998): 525-528.
      25.   "Learning to Love Globalization" 25 (1, Winter 1999): 117-121.
      26.   "Economical Writing: An Executive Summary" 25 (2, Spring 1999):
      27.   "Cassandra's Open Letter to Her Economist Colleagues" EER 25 (3, Summer 1999): .
      28.   "Christian Economics?" EER 25 (4, Fall 1999):
      29.   "Alan Greenspan Doesn't Influence on Interest Rates," EER 26 (1, Winter 2000): 99-102
      30.   "How to Be Scientific in Economics," EER 26 (2, Spring, 2000): 241-46.
      31.   "Free Market Feminism 101," EER 26 (3, Summer): 363-65.
      32.   "How to Be a Good Graduate Student," EER 26 (4, Fall 2000): 487-90.
      33.   "Three Books of Oomph," EER 27 (1, Winter 2001): "Books of Oomph," reprinted Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter, 8 May 2001
      34.   "Getting It Right, and Left: Marxism and Competition." 2001 EER 27 (4): 515-520.
      35.   "The Insanity of Letters of Recommendation" 2002 EER 28 (1): 137-140. [also in The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 2002.]
      36.   "What's Wrong with the Earth Charter." 2002 EER 28 (2): 269-272.
      37.   "Samuelsonian Economics," 2002 EER 28 (3): 425-30.
      38.   "Why Economists Should Not be Ashamed of Being Philosophers of Prudence." 2003 EER 28 (4): 551-556.
      39.   "Milton," 2003 EER 29 (1): 143-146.
      40.   "Notre Dame Loses," 2003 EER 29 (2): 309-315.

    (25.) Other Journalism (short pieces) [top^]

      • Review of Herbert Stein's Washington Bedtime Stories: The Politics of Money and Jobs,"The Economic Consequences of Economists." Washington Post Book World, Nov 30, 1986. Reprinted in Washington Post Weekly, Manchester Guardian Weekly.
      • "Poland is Delicate Mix of Freedom, Fear," Des Moines Register, Oct 10, 1988.
      • "The Circus of Politics." Liberty Tree 6 (1, May 1992), pp. 1, 3-5.
      • "Three Books the New President Should Read." Reason, Dec. 1992.
      • "Overgeinzingen Deirdre McCloskey bij afschied" Quod Novum, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Nummer 19, Jaargang 30-22 Januari 1997, English text, one page.
      • Week-long diary for Slate, December 1999, mentioned above in Gender Crossing
      • 30-minute Interview on Eight Forty-Eight on Chicago Public Radio and affiliates, interviewed by Steve Edwards, producer, Gianofer Fields, received the 1999 Public Radio News Directors Inc (PRNDI) First Place Award in the Interview category.
      • "Off Piste: One Tongue, Very Tied" {orignally "On Not Knowing Even French"), Time Higher Education, July 17, 2008.
      • "Hopes and Fears for Obama," Reason, September 2008.
      • "Radical Idea that Inspired the Industrial Revolution: That is: It's good to be rich." New York Post, Feb 12, 2011.
        • "Anti-capitalist slogans have real costs: Don't put down a goose that lays golden eggs," City A.M.s a newspaper of the City of London, 800 Words. November 28, 2011.

    (26.) Miscellaneous Essays Drafted or Planned [top^]

    {...} = available; {{...}} = not fully drafted
      • {"Returning the Favor: What Economists Can Learn from the Law," unpublished essay.}
      • {{"Seeing is Believing: The Philosophical Significance of the Infinitive and Participle of Indirect Speech In Plato." }}