Dear Prof McCloskey,
I read economics at Cambridge Univ. closing in on ten years ago and I am currently writing on my PhD in Evolutionary Economics. A part of which is related to gender issues in economic theory. While we were covering the UK Ind.Rev. as part of the Cambridge Tripos, I seem to recall that Don McCloskey had a slightly different take on the benefits for women during the early (pre-)phase of the Ind.Rev. than Deirdre has – do I recall this correctly and might you be so kind to point me to exemplary publications of yours. I went through papers I have and your posted articles, but I just cannot pinpoint the two opposing statements I seem to recall. I think the context might have been the enclosures, predicating a structural change.
Thank you very much, best Patrick
I stumbled on your blog site by accident, but glad I did. I was a former undergrad econ student of yours back in the early 80s. I started out in political theory (John Nelson) and intellectual history (Alan Megil), took one of your courses on British Econ History and I've been hooked on econ ever since. What really hooked me was your stuff on medieval granaries. I also recall your exchanges with Stephen Fenoltea (sp?). Wrote a term paper on the medieval wine trade. Good times.
But I'm afraid I have to make something of a confession. I have gone over to the dark side. I now make my living praying to the gods of Chi-square, VAR models and translog production functions. Sorry.
I still live in the Iowa City area. I hope you have a chance to come back for a guest lecture sometime.
I don't remember when was the last time I saw such a narcissistic website, self-congratulatory and self-obsessed. Perhaps in tandem with the author's push of the idea of ethical capitalism, a lot of self-promotion does not go unnoticed.
GREECE: Lectures at Department of Economics, University of Athens
First off. Thank you for being unorthodox. Always an attractive quality in classical liberal people.
I'm just getting started on your Virtues, and plan to make it the topic for one of my reading groups, namely the slightly anarchistic liberal reading group, as we call it. Liberal in the continental sense, of course.
Could you recommend a few other works along the same note, either agreeing with you or in opposition?
Again thank you for your work.
Kim Hvid Johnsen
University of Copenhagen. Dep. of History