Deirdre N. McCloskey is a Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of fourteen books and the editor of seven others. She is also the author of hundreds of articles on economic history, theory, rhetoric, philosophy, feminism, and law.

Her recent work has focused on the rhetoric and ethics that underlie economic activity, as well as a close, critical re-assessment of economic and statistical methods. Her most recent book, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, was released April 2016 and is the third and final volume in The Bourgeois Era trilogy

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