McCloskey will be honored on June 20 at the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s annual dinner and reception in Washington.
“A Neo-Institutionalism of Measurement, Without Measurement: A Comment on Douglas Allen's The Institutional Revolution” is Deirdre McCloskey’s contribution to a symposium that will appear in a future issue of the Review of Austrian Economics.
"Allen does yeoman work in explaining some of the peculiarities of British public administration, such as the reliance on aristocratic honor and on the prize system in naval warfare. But he attributes to public administration an implausible effect on private incomes. The merging of power and plenty is mistaken.â€
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, 1-7 June, graduate seminar on the history of the wealth of nations, Gothenburg University
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 11 June, Centre for Business and Policy Studies
ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands, 13-15 June, keynote Conference of the International Network for Economic Method
WASHINGTON, 19-22 June, to receive Julian L. Simon Memorial Award
SORÃˆZE, France, 24-30 July, 22nd EDAMBA Summer Academy
An e-book version of Deirdre McCloskey’s Crossing: A Memoir is free to download this month from its publisher, the University of Chicago Press.
A five-chapter excerpt from Deirdre McCloskey’s book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World (2010) that contends particularly with the work of economist Douglass North.
"Science is ethical all the way down… How we know things is a deeply ethical procedure.â€
“We have weaker tiesâ€”weaker connections with each otherâ€”but we have more of themâ€¦ We still have community in the modern world.”
“Boldizzoni’s attack on cliometrics is unpersuasive, in part because he does not grasp economics and its uses, in part because he admires uncritically the German Historical School and their modern descendants, the French Annalistes…”