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Curriculum Vitae of Professor Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
May 31, 2011

Born "Donald," Sept 11, 1942, Ann Arbor, Michigan; married 1965-95; divorced; two grown children: Daniel (b. 1969); Margaret (b. 1975); gender change November 1995, GRS June 1996. Contact information

Current Academic Appointments

  1. Professor of Economics and of History, 2000-present, University of Illinois at Chicago
    and UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics and of History, 2002-present
    and Professor of English, 2004-present
    and Professor of Communication, 2006-present.

    • Visiting Professor of Economic History, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009-present.
    • Extraordinary Professor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2007-present (one month a year).
    • Adjunct faculty member in Philosophy and in Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000-present
    • Regular Faculty, week-long Summer School of EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association for Management and Business Administration), near Auch and then in Sorèze, southern France, annually late July 1997-present.

Past Teaching and Research Appointments

in reverse chronological order
(non tenure-track or occasional are indented and in small type)

    • Tinbergen Professor, Gasthooglerares, May-June annually for five years, Erasmusuniversiteit Rotterdam, of Philosophy, and of Art and Cultural Studies, full year Jan-Dec 1996 (including Economics); then beginning 2001 two months each year; and full academic year 2005-06.
    • Laura C. Harris Visiting Distinguished Professor, Denison University, Feb-Mar 2003, in Women's Studies and Economics.
    • Professor, short session, Summer School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, 16-20 July, 2001.
    • Professor, EDAMBA, see Current Appointments above, and Teaching below: lectures on The Rhetoric of Management; The Fallacies of Statistical Significance.
    • Visitor, Institute of the Humanities, University of California, Riverside, spring 2000.
    • Professor, Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, annually, see Teaching, below, 1998, 1999, 2000.
  1. John F. Murray Chair in Economics, University of Iowa, 1984-99.
  2. Professor of History, University of Iowa, 1980-99.
  3. Professor of Economics, University of Iowa, 1980-99.
    • Honorary Simon Fellow, Department of History, University of Manchester, England, May-June 1992.
    • Fellow, Bellagio Study Center, Rockefeller Foundation, July 14-August 16, 1991: writing on English open field agriculture, 13th-18th centuries.
    • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of York, England, May-June 1985 and 1986.
    • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, academic 1983-1984.
    • Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (rhetoric of economics; open fields); visiting Lecturer, Department of Economic History, Faculties, ANU, May-August, 1982.
  4. Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago, 1979-1980, tenured.
  5. Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, 1973-1980; tenured 1975.
    • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History, Birkbeck College, University of London; Academic Visitor, London School of Economics, Sept, 1975-July, 1976.
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University, spring 1972.
  6. Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, 1968-1975.


  1. B.A. Economics, Harvard College, 1964, m.c.l.
  2. Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University, 1970.
    • Summer School of Criticism and Theory, Hanover, NH, 1988.
    • Summer School in Law for Economics Professors (Henry Manne's program), Hanover, NH, 1990.
    • Dutch and Afrikaans: feeble reading knowledge; small Latin and less Greek; smatterings of French, Italian. Pathetic, really.

Fellowships and Honors
(last first, { } = upcoming but definite)

  1. {Doctor honoris causa, Jönköping University, Sweden, September 28, 2012}
  2. {Honorary Doctorate, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, August 16, 2012}
  3. Honorary Degree of Humane Letters, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, May 12, 2012
  4. Doctor honoris causa in the History of Capitalism, Copenhagen Business School, April 19, 2012
    • Liberální Institut Annual Award, 2009, for a contribution to the spread of liberal thinking, Czech Republic Fellowship, May, 2008 at STIAS [Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (Stellenbosse Instituut vir Gevorderede Navorsing)], Steelenbosch, South Africa.
  5. Doctor honoris causa, National University of Ireland, Galway, June 2008.
  6. Doctor honoris causa, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, October 2007.
    • Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, University of California at Riverside, Jan-June 2000.
    • Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago, Aug-Dec 1999.
  7. Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer, 1992-93.
    • May Brodbeck Fellowship in the Humanities (internal U of Iowa), University of Iowa, 1987-1988.
  8. National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1984.
  9. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1983.


through June 18, 2012
(Many of these are available at this site.)
{} = drafted and available but not published;
{{ }} = not fully drafted.
(Some reprints and short items are doubtless missed.)


(latest to earliest)
15 sole-authored, 1 co-authored.
[See also Books in Preparation and Projected at the end of this list]
Short books and long pamphlets indented and in small type.

Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World. [vol. 2 of 3 on "The Bourgeois Era"] 2010, University of Chicago Press, 571 + xvi pp., as a trade book [reviewed in Books and Culture; National Review; New Statesman]. Chinese translation forthcoming, Shaanxi People's Press, late 2013. Winner of Business and Economic category at the Sharjah International Book Fair, 2011. جائزة اتصالات لكتاب الطفل تشارك في معرض بوك إكسبو أميركا

What made us modern, and rich, was a change in ideology, or "rhetoric." First in little Holland and then in Britain a new dignity and liberty for the middle class freed innovation. A unique wave of gadgets, and then a tsunami, raised incomes from $3 a day to $30 a day ... more

[co-authored with Stephen Ziliak] The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives. 2008, University of Michigan Press. Chps. 14-16 revised appear as "The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Fisherian 'Tests' in Biology, and Especially in Medicine." Biological Theory 4(1) 2009: 1-10. Widely reviewed; basis of "Brief for Statistics Experts Professors Deirdre M. McCloskey and Stephen T. Ziliak in Support of Respondent" before the US Supreme Court, Matrixx v Siracusano, Nov 12, 2010, No. 09-1156, oral argument, Jan 10, 2011.

Existence, arbitrary statistical significance, philosophical possibilities uncalibrated to the sizes of important effects in the world are useless for science. Yet in medical science, in population biology, in much of sociology, political sciences, psychology, and economics, in parts of literary study . . . more

The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce. [vol. 1 of 3 on "The Bourgeois Era"] 2006, University of Chicago Press, as a trade book, 616 + xviii pp. (Reviewed by Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2006; New York Times Sunday Book Review, July 30; Time Literary Supplement, November; New York Review of Books, Dec. 21). Chapters 8 and 9 are reprinted with minor revisions as "Kärleken och bourgeoisie," pp. 113-154 in Niclas Berggren, ed., Mrknad och moral (Stockholm: Ratio Förlag, 2008). Honorable Mention in Finance and Economics, Professional & Scholarly Publishers Division of the Assn. of American Publishers, 2006. The volume 3 (Vol. 2 is Bourgeois Dignity mentioned above), and a short book summarizing the subject, are also under contract to the Press. Spanish translation forthcoming by Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE, Fondo), Mexico City.

The story of "The Bourgeois Era" (the three-book series of which this is the first volume) is of the rise of a prudential rhetoric in the Netherlands and England in the 17th century, its triumph in the Scottish Enlightenment and American colonial thought in the 18th... more

The Secret Sins of Economics. Prickly Paradigm Pamphlets (Marshall Sahlins, ed.). University of Chicago Press, 2002, 60 pp. Translated into Persian, 2006. To be translated into Japanese, 2009 by Chikuma Shobo, Ltd. Available online in its entirety.

It's not its abstraction or its mathematics or its statistics or its conservative slant that are the sins of economics. The two real and mortal sins are: (1.) Use of mere existence theorems and (2.) use of mere "statistical significance" (t tests at the 5% level, for example) to draw ... more

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[Edited by Stephen Ziliak, with an introduction by him and a short Preface by McCloskey] Measurement and Meaning in Economics: The Essential Deirdre McCloskey. Brighton: Elgar. Economists of the Twentieth Century Series. 2001.

Selection of the best articles and chapters on historical economics and the rhetoric of economics by McCloskey.

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How to Be Human*   *Though an Economist. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Advice to young economists about maintaining morale and integrity—and getting the scientific task done while retaining one's common sense. See the proposed book of popular essays on the economy to accompany this volume: How to Be an Economist* *Though Human.

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Crossing: A Memoir. University of Chicago Press, 1999. Named December 1999 among the New York Times "Notable Books of 1999." Finalist, Lambda Literary Awards, 1999. Excerpts reprinted in Reason magazine (December 1999) and in Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine (Jan 30, 2000). Excerpt ("Yes, Ma'am") reprinted in Lynn Bloom and Louise Smith, eds., Arlington Reader, 2nd ed., 2008. Excerpts published in J. Ames. ed., Sexual Metamorphosis (New York: Vintage 2005); and in Kessler, ed., Voices of Wisdom, 6th ed. (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson, 2006). Japanese translation, Bungie Shunju Ltd. 2001. Italian translation Transeuropa Libri. License for a Turkish translation, Eflatun Yayinevi publisher, issued February 2010.

An account of McCloskey's gender change, 1995-1997.

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The Vices of Economists; The Virtues of the Bourgeoisie. University of Amsterdam Press and University of Michigan Press, 1997. Dutch translation, 1997, Harry van Dalen; Japanese translation, with new preface for Japanese readers by McCloskey, Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo, Ltd., 2002, reprinted in second 5000 press run, 2009, with a new Preface, "A Liberal Economic Science in a Liberal Society" (1000-word essay). Italian translation, 2014, Istituto Bruno Leoni.

Existence theorems and statistical "significance" and an ambition for detailed social engineering are characteristic vices of economists.

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Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics. Cambridge University Press, 1994. 446 pp.

Knowledge is persuasion, that is, knowledge is rhetorical. McCloskey marshals technical epistemology to show that the positivist program in economics lacks foundations and should be abandoned. She answers directly many of the conventionally Methodological critics of her The Rhetoric of Economics.

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If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise. University of Chicago Press, 1990. Spanish translation Si eres tan listo: La narrativa de los expertos en economía (Madrid: Alianza 1993); trans. Graciela Sylvestre and Victoriano Martin. Chinese translation 2004 (?), Chien Hua Publishing. (Chapter 11 reprinted in Daniel Klein, ed., What Do Economists Contribute?, Macmillan Press 1998 and New York University Press 1999).

Human affairs are deeply unpredictable for one powerful reason: if they were not, fortunes could be made. McCloskey here pursues the logic of rational expectations and modern finance into its wider cultural implications, showing that storytelling is fundamental to economics, but strictly limited by the principle of . . . more

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Econometric History. Macmillan U.K., 1987. For the British Economic History Society. Translated into Japanese 1992. (Image: Courtesy British Historical Society.)

The "new," "cliometric" history is here surveyed, explained, and defended.

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The Rhetoric of Economics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. Over 50 reviews in New York Review of Books, Village Voice, and numerous scholarly journals. British edition: Wheatsheaf 1986. Italian translation: La Retorica dell' Economia: Scienza e letturatura nel discorso economico, with an introduction by Augusto Graziani (Torino: Giulio Einaudi, 1988; trans. Bianca Maria Testa; series Nuovo Politecnico no. 165); Spanish (Alianza, 1990); Japanese (Harvest Sha 1992). Second Revised Edition, 1998. Hungarian translation, Europa Publishing, said to be forthcoming (appears doubtful). Chinese translation (by Lei Shi), Beijing: Economic Science Press, 2000.

Economists are poets/But don't know it. Economic modeling uses metaphors, not as mere ornaments or elucidations but as the meat of the science (just as in physics or history). In her famous book McCloskey illustrates the point with trenchant wit.

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The Writing of Economics. NY: Macmillan, 1986. A 90-page libellus from the article "Economical Writing" below. Second Revised Edition as Economical Writing, Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 1999.

"Be clear." But how exactly? McCloskey, in a widely used textbook concerning writing (of all things) economics reveals the secrets of the trade.

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The Applied Theory of Price. Macmillan, 1982; second revised edition, 1985. Available online in its entirety. International student edition 1985; Spanish trans. Teoria de Precios Aplicada (Mexico: CECSA: Compania Editorial Continental, S. A.), 1990. Czech trans. Aplikovaná Teorie Ceny (Praha: Státni pedagogické, 1993). Stephen Ziliak and I plan a third edition, in progress spring 2013, in collaboration with graduate students at UIC.

Still regarded as one of the classic microeconomic texts of the Chicago School (with books by Friedman [pêre et fils], Stigler, and Landsburg), it proved to be "too difficult" for undergraduate use, but has been used freely since then to set problems for serious courses trying to teach the art of economic thinking and to prepare ...more.

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Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical Economics. Allen and Unwin, 1981; reprinted 1993 by Gregg Revivals (Godstone, Surrey, England); reprinted again 2003 by Routledge (Oxford).

The methods of international and industrial economics are here applied to the British case, the first work of its kind. A pioneering study, twice reprinted.

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Economic Maturity and Entrepreneurial Decline: British Iron and Steel, 1870-1913. Harvard Economic Studies. Harvard University Press, 1973. (David A. Wells Prize.)

The first book in the bringing of "cliometrics" to Britain, and among the first to use the Solow residual (and the price dual) for an industry study, it shows that British businessmen in the iron and steel industry did not "fail" in the late nineteenth century. On the contrary, they continued to lead the world.

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2 sole editor; 5 co-edited
(in chronological order)

Economic History

Essays on a Mature Economy: Britain after 1840. Methuen, 1971; and Princeton University Press, 1971. Reprinted Routledge, 2006. Order info

[Edited with George Hersh, Jr.] A Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980. Cambridge University Press, 1990. Order info

[Edited with Roderick Floud] The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present. 2 vols. Cambridge University Press, 1981. Order info

[Edited with Roderick Floud] The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present. Second revised edition (3 vols.). Cambridge University Press, 1994. Order info | Reviews | Related

Second Thoughts: Myths and Morals of U.S. Economic History Oxford University Press, 1992. Order info

Rhetoric of Inquiry

[Edited with John Nelson and Allan Megill] The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs. University of Wisconsin Press, 1987. Translated into Korean by Korean University Press, 2003. Order info

[Edited with Arjo Klamer and Robert Solow] The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric. Cambridge University Press, 1988. Order info

Economic Method:
{in progress}

{[with George DeMartino]. Handbook on Professional Economic Ethics: Considerations on Professional Economic Ethics: Views from the Economics Profession and Beyond. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014.}

Full length book commentaries

On Bourgeois Dignity (continued from above): What made us modern, and rich, was a change in ideology, or "rhetoric." First in little Holland and then in Britain a new dignity and liberty for the middle class freed innovation. A unique wave of gadgets, and then a tsunami, raised incomes from $3 a day to $30 a day and beyond. In her brilliant, engaging survey of what we thought we knew about the shocking enrichment since 1776, McCloskey shows that the usual materialist explanations don't work---coal, slavery, investment, foreign trade, surplus value, imperialism, division of labor, education, property rights, climate, genetics. Ranging from Adam Smith to the latest theories of economic growth, she details what went wrong with the routine explanations. The most important secular event since the domestication of plants and animals depended on more than routine. It arose from liberties around the North Sea achieved in the civil and anti-imperial wars from 1568 to 1688, and above all from a resulting revaluation of bourgeois life. In recent decades China and then India have revalued their business people, and have thereby given hundreds of millions of people radically fuller lives. The modern world began in northwestern Europe, in the same way: ideas led. Bourgeois Dignity reshapes our thinking about economic history. It will require a reshaping of a good deal of other history as well, turning the story of our times away from the materialism typical of Marxist or economic approaches. It introduces a humanistic science of the economy-"humanomics"-directing attention to meaning without abandoning behavior, using literary sources without ignoring numbers, combining the insights of the human and the mathematical sciences.

On The Cult of Statistical Significance (continued from above): Existence, arbitrary statistical significance, philosophical possibilities uncalibrated to the sizes of important effects in the world are useless for science. Yet in medical science, in population biology, in much of sociology, political sciences, psychology, and economics, in parts of literary study, there reigns the spirit of the Mathematics or Philosophy Departments (appropriate in their own fields of absolutes). The result has been a catastrophe for such sciences, or former sciences. The solution is simple: get back to seeking oomph. It would be wrong, of course, to abandon math or statistics. But they need every time to be put into a context of How Much, as they are in chemistry, in most biology, in history, and in engineering science.

On The Bourgeois Virtues (continued from above): The story of "The Bourgeois Era" (the three-book series under contract to the University of Chicago Press of which this is the first volume) is of the rise of a prudential rhetoric in the Netherlands and England in the 17th century, its triumph in the Scottish Enlightenment and American colonial thought in the 18th century, and its decline after 1848 from, as Shaw once called it, the Great Conversion. An ethics of the virtues, as old as Aristotle and as new as feminist ethics, provides a way out of the growing self-hatred of the bourgeoisie. "Bourgeois virtue" is not a contradiction in terms. Economists are recognizing that virtue underlies a market economy; economic historians have long understood so in the lives of Quakers and the vital few. What the social sciences have not recognized since the 18th century and its notion of doux commerce is that a market economy can underlie the virtues. Not all virtues. Some virtues—in fact the ones we celebrate in philosophy and myth—are pagan or Christian, aristocratic and plebian. We need new philosophies and myths, new readings of the ancient virtues, to suit a world in which we are all now bourgeois.

On The Secret Sins of Economics (continued from above): It's not its abstraction or its mathematics or its statistics or its conservative slant that are the sins of economics. The two real and mortal sins are: (1.) Use of mere existence theorems and (2.) use of mere "statistical significance" (t tests at the 5% level, for example) to draw conclusions about the economic world. (1.) is especially prevalent in the highest-prestige journals; (2.) is rampant everywhere. Neither makes any scientific sense—they are literally nonsense—and both have diverted economics from serious scientific work.

On If You're So Smart ... (continued from above): Human affairs are deeply unpredictable for one powerful reason: if they were not, fortunes could be made. McCloskey here pursues the logic of rational expectations and modern finance into its wider cultural implications, showing that storytelling is fundamental to economics, but strictly limited by the principle of If You're So Smart ... Why Aren't You Rich? The book is the narrative mate to the metaphorical The Rhetoric of Economics. Economists are novelists, as the other book said they are poets. The two logics mutually limit what economics can do by way of social engineering, and recommend a more modest and more humanistic science.

On The Applied Theory of Price (continued from above): Still regarded as one of the classic microeconomic texts of the Chicago School (with books by Friedman [pêre et fils], Stigler, and Landsburg), it proved to be "too difficult" for undergraduate use, but has been used freely since then to set problems for serious courses trying to teach the art of economic thinking and to prepare for graduate comprehensive exams. Its difficulty is not the formal mathematical difficulty, as in the standard graduate textbooks, but its insistence that the student actually learn to think like an economist.


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." }}


in descending order of readiness
{...} = full manuscript available now or reasonably soon;
{{...}} = not fully drafted, but outlines or partial MS available
{{{...}}} = projected, at present mere gleams for the long-term, 5-10 years out
  1. {Bourgeois Equality: How Betterment Became Ethical, 1600-1848, and Then Suspect. Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.}
    Virtually Complete
  2. {Arjo Klamer, Deirdre McCloskey, and Stephen Ziliak, The Economic Conversation: A First Text. To be published electronically late 2011.}

    Website | Preface to Students | Preface to Teachers | A Trialogue | Contents
    Partially Drafted
  3. {{The New Applied Theory of Price}} updating of the 1985 The Applied Theory of Price, with graduate students in Economics and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, intended to be submitted for publication late 2012

  4. {{God and the Ordinary Business of Life: Sermons on a Christian Economics.}} Sample chapters available at deirdremccloskey.org.

  5. [co-edited with Walter Benn Michaels and graduate students in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago] {{{ Reading the Economy: An Anthology of Literary Works in English from Chaucer to Maya Angelou}}}, sketched.
    Designed for the bed-table of the bourgeois(e) bleared with trade, and for the growing number of courses in English and Economics nationwide, the anthology selects poetry, short stories, plays, literary essays, and chapters of novels re-presenting the economy: Frost's "Two Tramps at Mudtime," for example, or Gaskell on British industrialization, or Miller's "Death of a Salesman." It teaches economic ways of thinking to literary people and opens the literary world to economists and calculators. 800 pages.
  6. {{{co-edited, with Stephen Ziliak, How Big is Big: An Anthology of Reflections on Statistical Significance, 1907 to the Present. Proposal under review the University of Michigan Press.}}}

Projected, Imagined
  1. {{{ The Good Bourgeois: How We Became Rich }}}, a single-volume and intended-to-be popular version of The Bourgeois Era trilogy.

  2. {{{ Economie: A Literary Economics}}}
    A brief book, some 150 pages, about the economy in literature and economics in the discourse of literary leftism. It will introduce literary people to a conversation in scientific economics that they stopped attending to in the middle of the 19th century. Topics: "economy" as metaphor in literary studies; the economy as a subject for literary works (e.g. Hard Times; Frost on farming; naturalism, as in Zola and Dreiser); left, right, and middle views on how capitalism functions; what happened in economic history (e.g. trade unions are not responsible for the American standard of living); globalization, postcolonialism, and free-market feminism.
  3. {{{The Prudent and Faithful Peasant: An Essay on Pre-Modern History}}}
    Using the essays in section 4 above on medieval open fields as a core, showing the workings of prudence modified by other virtues in olden times. It challenges the claim by Marx and Weber that rationality is peculiarly modern and the claim by materialists that religious motives have no grip on the economy. 350 pages in MS.
  4. {{{The Success of British Capitalism}}}
    Gathering and extending my work early and late, and reviewing the literature since then, against the persistent but strange assertion that Britain has failed economically. 350 pages in MS.

Research Grants

    • Earhart Foundation, in support of the series of books on "The Bourgeois Era," $60,000, 2010-2011, $80,000
    • Earhart Foundation, on the Bourgeois Virtues, academic 2005-06, $55,000.
    • Earhart Foundation, on the Bourgeois Virtues, to support graduate students, early 1990s.
    • National Science Foundation, on the Enclosure of English Open Fields, 1975-1980, some $40,000.
    • National Science Foundation, on reading in economics, 1987-1989, $45,000.
    • National Endowment for the Humanities grant for support of humanists in the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry, $150,000, 1989-1993.
    • National Science Foundation, on the historical extent of the market, 1992-1993, $85,000.

Academic Administrative Tasks
in reverse chronological order

National, current
(a few of them, they are representative, not complete)
    • Regional (Midwest) selection committee for Fulbright student fellowships, 2008, 2007
    • Phi Beta Kappa selection committee for Phi Beta Kappa Lecturers, 1997-present, twice yearly meetings in Washington
    • Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies, member, Academic Advisory Panel, 1997- .
    • Executive Committee International Network on Economic Method, 1999- .
    • National Advisory Board, Gender Political Action Committee, 2001-present.
    • Selector, Guggenheim Fellowships, 1990s.

University of Iowa, 1980-1999
  • Founding Co-Director, Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry (Poroi), 1985-1999 (Honorary Founding Director, 2000-present).
  • Chair, Department of Economics, 1981 and 1982.

Other Significant Administration, Iowa, 1980-1999
  • University: Search for Academic Vice-President (Chair 1988-89); University Advancement (1988-89); Institutional Audit (1988-89); Faculty Senate (1986-89); Review for the Department of English (1985); Editorial Board, University of Iowa Press (1984-87; Chair 1986-87); Selection of Faculty Scholars (1980, 1986); Faculty Welfare 1992-93; Research Council 1995, 1997-99.
  • College of Liberal Arts: Executive (1985-88); Educational Policy (1989-92; secretary 1990); Unified Program (1988-97).
  • Economics: Recruiting and Advisory (1980, 84, 85, 86, 89, 91, 92); Undergraduate (1980, 1992-93); Placement Director (1984-85).
  • History: African History Search, 1984-85; Russian History Search, 1985-86; Chair, Departmental Self-study, 1994.

University of Chicago, 1968-1970
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Economics 1976-80; Committee on Public Policy Studies 1979-80; Social Science Collegiate Division governing committee 1974-80; Chair, Galler Prize, Division of the Social Sciences 1977-79; board member and sometime Acting Director, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences 1976-80.

Editorial Service

Presently mainly book referee reports (ten or so a year) for university presses, especially the University of Chicago Press, Princeton University Press, and Cambridge University Press in economics, rhetoric, political science, history. (Having done many hundreds of referee reports for journals, I have quite lost faith in their integrity and efficacy, and have therefore ceased doing them.)

Book Series
  • Co-editor (with John Nelson and John Lyne; David Depew and John Peters), Wisconsin University Press, book series on The Rhetoric of Inquiry, 1990-; ; twenty books in print.
  • Co-editor (with John Nelson), University of Chicago Press, New Practices of Inquiry, 1990-99; six books in print.

  1. Co-editor (overlapping with R. Sylla 1980-1984 and with C. Goldin 1984-1986), Journal of Economic History, 1980-1986
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1986-1987.
  • Contributing Editor, Critical Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Politics and Society. 1987-
  • Contributing Editor, Reason. 1992-
  • Editorial boards, boards of advisors, consulting journal editor (selection; some dates are approximate)
    • Journal of Economic History, 1974-1979; Explorations in Economic History, 1974-1980; American review editor of Economic History Review, 1976-1979; Economics and Philosophy, 1983-1996; Journal of British Studies, 1983-1991; Economic Inquiry, 1985-1991; Journal of Economic Methodology, 1993-present; Reason, c. 1990-present; Comparative Studies in Society and History, 1990-present; Feminist Economics 1994-2000; American Economic Review, 1997-1998; [electronic} Poroi, 1995-present; [electronic] Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power, 2000-present; EconJournalWatch, 2003-present; Scientific Advisory Board, Ratio Institute, Stockholm, 2006-present; Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2008-present.
  • Board of Advisors of Measuring Worth, a service giving information on the value of money historically, 2007-

Service to Professional Associations

International Cliometric Society:
    • Co-founder (with Samuel Williamson, 1984).
    • First Annual "Clio" Award, 1985, for service to historical economics.
Social Science History Association
    • President, 1988-1989
    • Vice President, 1987-1988; Executive committee, 1985-1987; Nominating Committee, 1983
Midwest Economics Association
    • President, 1989-1990
    • First Vice-President, 1985-1986.
Economic History Association
    • President, 1996-97
    • Founder, Annual Gerschenkron Prize.
    • Vice-President, 1986-1988.
Eastern Economic Association
    • President, 2003-04
[British] Economic History Society
    • Member of the Council, 1987-1990 (first American member)
American Economic Association
    • Member of Executive Committee, Mar 1994-Mar 1997.
    • Committee for Race and Gender Balance in the Economics Curriculum, 1988- .
    • Economics Task Force for the Association of American Colleges, 1988-1990.
    • Nominating Committee, American Economic Association, 1990

Representative Memberships (on again, off again)
    • Cliometrics Society (co-founder), American Economic History Association, American Economic Association, American Historical Association, (British) Economic History Society, (British) Agricultural History Society, Society for Social Studies of Science, Social Science History Association, History of Economics Society, Kenneth Burke Society, Society for Literature and Science, Modern Language Association.

Conferences Organized

    • Mathematical Social Sciences Board, NSF, for British economic history, Sept 1970.
    • NSF and two conferences on British economic history (Sept 1972-August 1974); with R. Floud.
    • British SSRC (with R. Floud), on preliminary chapters in a new economic history of England.
    • National Science Foundation, a series of annual "Cliometrics Conferences" (jointly with P. Lindert for 1977 and 1978; alone for 1979, 1980, and 1981; jointly with S. Williamson 1982-1986).
    • National Endowment for the Humanities, Iowa Humanities Board, and University of Iowa (with J. Nelson and A. Megill), on the rhetoric of the human sciences, 1984.
    • National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, and the National Science Foundation (with A. Klamer and R. Solow), for the rhetoric of economics, Apr 1986.
    • Russell Sage Foundation (with A. Megill), Sociology of Knowledge and the Rhetoric of Inquiry, Oct 1987.
    • Liberty Fund, the Rhetoric of Liberty, Montana, Oct, 1990.
    • and a dozen or so others, with varying degrees of administrative responsibility, such as the annual conference during the Presidency of the Midwest Economic Association.


Numerous named lectures and the like: we have long ceased keeping detailed records. McCloskey is frequently these days asked to keynote conferences, such as (just to give examples, in 2003-2006) the Tawney Lecture at the Durham meetings at the (British) Economic History Society, April 2003; a keynote at the Centennial Celebration of the Cambridge Tripos in Economics (September 2003) and at the Economic Association of Australia annual meeting at Canberra (September 2003), with side lectures at the Research School of Social Science at Australian National, and at Macquarie Univerity, University of New South Wales, and at Wollongong University (all in September 2003); the keynote address at the Kingston meeting of the (British History of Thought Society, Septemer 2004; the keynote to the South African meetings of economists and economic historians in Durban, September 2005, with seven or eight side lectures around the country; and so forth.

But here are some of the engagements concerning McCloskey's book, The Bourgeois Virtues, Ethics for an Age of Commerce (University of Chicago Press, 2006): front page report on an interview (in Dutch) by Olav Velthuis in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant, July 2006; podcast on TCSDaily, "What's the Big Idea?" by Nick Schulz, September 12, 2006; podcast, Chris Gondek, "The Invisible Hand", September, 2006.

And here is a podcast on her book with S. Ziliak, The Cult of Statistical Significance: speech to the National Economists Club in December 2008. A fuller account of such appearances is kept in Susan MacDonald, ed. Prudentia, an on-line magazine about McCloskey.

And during 2007-2008, to give another sample, McCloskey lectured to the meetings of the American Economic Association, the European University Institute (Max Weber Lecture), the Salk Institute, five universities in Ireland, two in Brazil, the Brazilian Economic Association, and so forth — about two a month or thereabouts as an average.

Teaching (chronological order, 1968-present)

University of Chicago, 1968-1980:

    • Thesis supervisions and thesis committees in Economics, numerous; in History, Sociology, and Business
    • Economics: British Economic History (graduate and undergraduate Economics 348/History 245), 1969-1979, annual; American Economic history (undergraduate Economics 220/History 377), 1969-1979, as required; Workshop in Economic history (graduate, organizer), 1972-1980; Price Theory I (graduate Economics 300), 1969-1979, annual; Introduction to Economics (undergraduate Economics 200), 1969-1979, nearly annual; Econography (How to Write in Economics), non-credit graduate seminar, three times.
    • Other: Business History (Graduate School of Business 404, first such course at the School), once, 1979; Economics for Public Policy (graduate Program in Public Policy Studies, Public Policy 300), 1978-1979; Freedom and Authority (undergraduate, Social Science 113), 1968; Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences (graduate), once, 1970.

University of Iowa, 1980-99:

    • Numerous thesis supervisions and committee service in Economics and in History; service on three thesis committees in Communication Studies; two in Geography; one in English.
    • Economics: Microeconomics (Economics 103, undergrad) 1980, 1987, fall 1992; Introductory Micro Economics (undergrad; 450 students: joint with Albrecht, Daly, and Nordquist) 1982, 1986, singly spring 1993); Introductory Macro Economics (undergrad, 80 students, joint with Arjo Klamer), 1988; 430 students joint with A. Klamer 1989; Economics for Poets spring 1994; Law and Economics (undergrad) spring 1994; Price Theory for Graduate Students, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990; Philosophy of Economics (grad) 1983, 1985, fall 1990, fall 1991.
    • History: Quantitative methods of Historians (grad), 1982, fall 1990; Western Civilization, 1750-present (undergrad, 430 students), 1988, 1989, spring 1991, fall 1991, spring 1994; Philosophy of History (graduate, spring 1997); Modern British Survey, 1750-1867, spring 1995, spring 1997; 1867-Present, spring 1998.
    • Crosslisted History and Economics: the New Economic History (grad history and economics seminar) 1980, 1988; British Economic History (undergrad), 1982; American Economic History (undergrad) 1984, 1985, 1992; 1997, 1999; Introduction to World Economic History (undergrad) fall 1993; graduate seminar in economic history and rhetoric ("the Sunday Seminar") 1991-present with a dozen students in History, Economics, and Geography; Bourgeois Virtue, undergraduate and graduate, 1997-98.
    • Interdisciplinary Courses at Iowa: Literature, Science and the Arts (undergraduate): The Good Society (with David Hamilton [English], spring 1986); Capitalism and Romance (with Donald Marshall [English]), spring 1989); Greek and Modern Science (with Marlena Corcoran [English]) and Steven Spangler [Physics]), fall 1993; Bourgeois Virtue (with Marlena Corcoran), fall 1994; two-day intensive course on Gender Crossing [Sexuality Studies, with Michelle Eliason, spring 1999]; (with Colin Bell), Business Ethics (1994, 95).
    • Other Unified Program Course (see also Economics above); Western Civilization II (fall 1990)
    • Rhetoric of Inquiry (grad, with John Lyne [Communication Studies], spring 1989);
    • Rhetoric of Inquiry (grad, with John Nelson [Political Science], fall 1994.

University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999-present:

    • Bourgeois Virtue (graduate interdisciplinary seminar while a visitor; 10 students)
    • Communication 594, Language and the Economy (grad seminar, 2007 and 2011)
    • Economics 110, The Economics of Gender (undergraduate, cross-listed with Gender and Women's Studies 110) (20 )
    • Economics 400: How to Be an Economist (graduate; 10 ).
    • Economic 120, Principles of Economics (freshmen honors; 20 )
    • Economics 210, Microeconomics (30 ).
    • Economics 218, Microeconomics: Theory and Business Applications (40 )
    • Economics 325, Topics in World Economic History (undergrad, 30 ).
    • Economics 326, History of Economic Thought (undergraduate, 40 )
    • Economics 553, The Economics of Religion (grad, 12 ), spring 2009, spring 2011
    • Economics for Humanists (graduate, 20 )
    • English 402 [with Ralph Cintron], History of Rhetoric (graduate) (20 )
    • English 504, Graduate Seminar in Literary Criticism: Class, Ideology, and Subjectivity [with R. Cintron and W. Benn Michaels] (20 )
    • English 504: Seminar on Literature and the Economy, spring 2010, 8 students
    • English 504: The Text and the Economy: Social Science for the Humanities (graduate seminar; 6 ).
    • History 101: European History since 1648 (undergraduate 50 )
    • History 114: Topics in Economic History (undergrad, 80)
    • History 254, The Coming of Bourgeois Europe (undergrad, 20 )
    • History 300, Seminar on Historical Methods for Undergrads, spring 2010, spring 2011 (undergrad, 7)
    • History 504: Graduate Seminar in The Culture of the Middle Class in Europe, 1600-1848 (grad, 4 )
    • World Economic History (graduate interdisciplinary; 30 ).

Other Teaching

Frequent, Annual, and On-going:
    • EDAMBA [European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration], southern France, July 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, [not 2002],2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, and forthcoming 2011: The Rhetoric of Management; The Fallacies of Statistical Significance; Writing Professionally; The Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
    • ESADE (Escola Superior d'Administració I Direcció d'Empresses, Univ. Ramon Llull, Barcelona), three-day seminars, spring 1999, 2001, 2009, and forthcoming 2011 on the rhetoric of economics in managerial studies
    • Numerous Ph. D. thesis supervisions and co-supervisions: EIPE (Economics and Philosophy program in the Department of Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam) and Art and Cultural Studies Program, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, 1996-present.
    • Week long intensive graduate seminar on Economic Histories of Economic Growth, October 2010, Department of Economic History, Gothenburg University, Sweden (forthcoming September 2011)

    • EIPE (Economics and Philosophy program in the Department of Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam), annual two-month course on Ethics and Economics, annually 2000-2006.
    • Denison University: short course to undergraduates and faculty on "The Bourgeois Virtues," Winter 2003
    • Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, two weeks each August 1997- 2001: The Economics of Art (with Arjo Klamer, Judith Mehta, Jack Amariglio).
    • Erasmus University of Rotterdam, 1996: The Words of Science (with Uskali Mäki); Bourgeois Virtue; Economic History (all: mixed undergraduate/graduate).
    • University of York, May-June, 1985-1986: Topics in American Economic and Social History, 1985, 1986 (undergrad); Problem Solving in Price Theory, 1985, 1986 (undergrad).
    • Australian National University, summer, 1982: Topics in Cliometric History (undergrad).
    • Stanford University, spring, 1972: British Economic History (undergrad).