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Curriculum Vitae of Professor Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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Born “Donald,” Sept 11, 1942, Ann Arbor, Michigan; married 1965-1995 to Joanne Comi; divorced; two grown children: Daniel (b. 1969); Margaret (b. 1975); three grandchildren: Connor, Lily, Eli; gender change November 1995, reassignment surgery June 1996. Contact information

Employment since 2000

(non tenure-track or occasional are indented and in small type)
Most recent first
  1. Distinguished Professor of Economics and of History, and Professor of English and of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, Emerita, August 2015-present.
  2. Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000-2015:
    Professor of Economics and of History, 2000-2002
    and UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics and of History, 2002-2015
    and Professor of English, 2004-2015
    and Professor of Communication, 2006-2015.

    • Adjunct professor in Philosophy and in Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000-2015.
    • Inaugural Michael Polanyi Visiting Scholar of Ideas and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute, Arlington, VA, February-March, June 2017.
    • Distinguished Affiliated Fellow, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Institute, George Mason University, 2016-2021. Resident two weeks in November 2017.
    • 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, and now (2014, 2015, 2016) in Athens, annually, 1997-present except 2010 and 2017. Lectures on The Rhetoric of Management; The Fallacies of Statistical Significance; Writing in Business Studies.
    • Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, and visitor, Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, two months, fall 2014.
    • Visiting Professor, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, seminar in economic methodology, a week in May 2013
    • Visiting Professor of Economic History, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, five years, 2009-2013, regularly a month in summer.
    • Extraordinary [that is, “temporary”] Professor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2007-09 (in residence three weeks, twice).
    • Gasthooglerares, May-June annually for five years, Erasmusuniversiteit Rotterdam, of Philosophy, and of Art and Cultural Studies; beginning 2001 two months each year; and then 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.
    • Visitor, Institute of the Humanities, University of California, Riverside, spring 2000.

Teaching and Research Appointments before 2000

Backward chronology
  • Professor, Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University at Felix Meritus in the economics of art, annually (see Teaching, below, 1998, 1999, 2000).
  • Tinbergen Professor of Economics and of Art and Cultural Studies, Erasmusuniversiteit Rotterdam, Jan-Dec 1996.
  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 field agriculture in medieval England); 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.

Honorary Degrees
(most recent first)

  1. Honorary Doctorate for Scientific Excellence, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, May 23, 2017.
  2. Honorary Academic Membership, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Santiago, Chile, October 6, 2016.
  3. Honorary Degree of Humane Letters, Denison University, and commencement address, May 16, 2015.
  4. Doctor honoris causa, Jönköping University, Sweden, September 28, 2012.
  5. Honorary Doctorate, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, August 16, 2012.
  6. Honorary Degree of Humane Letters, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, May 12, 2012.
  7. Doctor honoris causa in the History of Capitalism, Copenhagen Business School, April 19, 2012.
  8. Doctor honoris causa, National University of Ireland, Galway, June 2008.
  9. Doctor honoris causa, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, October 2007.

Other Fellowships and Honors
(most recent first)

  1. Hayek Book Prize, for Bourgeois Equality, Manhattan Institute, June 13, 2017, $50,000 for the best book on Hayekian themes in the previous two years
    • Edmund Burke Medal, Burke Society, Trinity College, Dublin, November 2016
  2. Bruno Leoni Prize of the Istituto Bruno Leoni, November, 2016 in Milan
  3. Upton Scholar, Beloit College, November 2016
    • Board of Visitors, Ralston College, Savannah, 2016-
  4. Adam Smith Prize, awarded by the Association for Private Enterprise Education, April, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.
    • Non-resident Faculty, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, 2014-.
  5. Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Hayek Institut, Vienna, Oct. 28, 2014.
  6. Institute for Economic Affairs, London, Honorary Fellow, 2014-.
  7. Economic Society of Australia Eminent Speaker for 2013, Nov 25-Dec 28 (speaking in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth).
  8. Julian Simon Prize, Competitive Enterprise Institute, June 27, 2013.
  9. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012-. Elected Member-at-Large of the Section on Social, Economic and Political Sciences, Feb 2017-Feb 2021.
  10. Fellow of the Cliometric Society, 2012.
  11. Profesora Honoraria, La Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, August 2012.
    • Liberální Institut Annual Award, for a contribution to the spread of liberal thinking, Czech Republic, 2009.
    • Fellowship at STIAS [Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (Stellenbosse Instituut vir Gevorderede Navorsing)], Steelenbosch, South Africa, May 2008.
    • 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.
  12. Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer, 1992-93.
    • May Brodbeck Fellowship in the Humanities (internal U of Iowa), University of Iowa, 1987-1988.
  13. National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1984.
  14. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1983.

[Upon my death, which we all hope is not soon, my lectures, correspondence, notes, and other material of whatever interest to historians of economics and economic history will be deposited at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC, in collaboration with the Center for the History of Political Economy at the Department of Economics at Duke.]


through February 17, 2018
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(Most recent first, backwards to the earliest,)
18 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; [ ] = in press.

Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

Brief essays by McCloskey over the past couple of decades drifting towards “liberalism” in the root sense, Adam Smith’s “liberal plan of equality, liberty, and justice.”

Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World. Vol. 3 of the trilogy “The Bourgeois Era,” University of Chicago Press, 2016, 787 + xlii pp. Simplified [that is, Mainland] Chinese translation, China CITIC [中信] Press Corporation, 2017?]. Polish translation 2017. Audio-book 2017 on Amazon, Gildan Media. Hayek Book Prize, Manhattan Institute, June 13, 2017, for the best book on Hayekian themes in the previous two years.

The book explores the reputational rise of the bourgeoisie, that is, a Bourgeois Revaluation overtaking Holland and then Britain from Shakespeare’s time to Adam Smith. It made the modern world, by giving a reason for ordinary people to innovate. The material changes—empire, trade—were shown in Bourgeois Dignity (2010) to be wholly inadequate to explain the explosion of incomes 1800 to the present. What pushed the world into frenetic innovation were the slowly changing ideas 1600–1848 about the urban middle class and about their material and institutional innovations. A class long scorned by barons and bishops, and regulated into stagnation by its very own guilds and city councils and state-sponsored monopolies, came to be treasured—at least by the standard of earlier, implacable scorn—from 1600 to the present, first in Holland and then in Britain and then the wider world. And when the Amsterdamers after 1600 or so, and the Londoners and Bostonians after 1700 or so, commenced innovating, more people commenced admiring them. The new valuation of the bourgeoisie, a new dignity and liberty for ordinary people was a change peculiar to northwestern Europe in how people applied to economic behavior the seven old words of virtue—prudence, justice, courage, temperance, faith, hope, and love. With more or less good grace the people around the North Sea began to accept the outcome of trade-tested betterment. Then people did so in Europe generally and its offshoots, and finally in our own day in China and India. Most came for the first time to regard creative destruction as just, and were courageous about responding to it, and hopeful in promoting it. Most people, with the exception of the angry clerisy of artists and intellectuals (and even them only after 1848), stopped hating the bourgeoisie as much as their ancestors had for so very long before. Many started loving it. In consequence during a century or two the northwest Europeans became shockingly richer in goods and in spirit. That is, not economics but “humanomics” explains our riches.

Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World. Vol. 2 of 3 of the trilogy "The Bourgeois Era," 2010, University of Chicago Press, 571 + xvi pp. Chinese translation by Lu Shen, March 2017. Russian translation Novoe Izdatelstvo forthcoming c. 2018. Polish translation by Marcin Zieliński (Wroclawiu: Instytut Misesa) 2018. Audio-book 2017 on Amazon, Gildan Media. Winner of Business and Economics 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 T. Ziliak] The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives. University of Michigan Press, 2008. 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 of the trilogy “The Bourgeois Era,”, University of Chicago Press, 2006, as a trade book, 616 + xviii pp. (reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2006; New York Times Sunday Book Review, July 30; Times Literary Supplement, November; New York Review of Books, Dec. 21). 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) is also under contract to the Press. Spanish translation Las virtudes burguesas (2015) by Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE, Fondo), Mexico City. Chinese translation licensed to Zhejiang University Press in 2013, still being translated in 2016, by Liang Zhou, expected publication 2017. 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) Russian translation, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, about 2018. Audio-book 2017 on Amazon, Gildan Media, narrated by Marguerite Gavin.

The story of "The Bourgeois Era" (the trilogy 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. Translated into Japanese, 2009? by Chikuma Shobo, Ltd.? French edition 2017, Geneva: Éditions Markus Haller. Portuguese edition Ubu Editora, Brazil, 2017. Available in English 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 T. 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 by McCloskey down to 2001 on historical economics and the rhetoric of economics.

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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: A Multicultural Philosophy Reader, 6th and subsequent eds. (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, IBL Libri (Istituto Bruno Leoni), 2014.

Not its liberal slant or its calculative ambition, which are virtues, but existence theorems and statistical “significance” and an ambition for detailed social engineering are the 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 (somewhat) technical epistemology to show that the positivist program in economics lacks foundations (if one cares, which one should not) and should be abandoned, in favor (she realized a decade and more later) of “humanomics,” an economic science walking on both feet. She answers directly many of the conventionally Methodological critics of 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. Simplified Chinese translation 2016 or so, Guangxi University Press via Andrew Nurnberg Associates International. (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 trivially easily. McCloskey here pursues the logic of rational expectations, modern finance, and Austrian economics into its wider cultural implications, showing that storytelling is fundamental to economics, but strictly limited by the principle of what she calls the American question, . . . 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 then-“new,” or “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, as 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. Russian translation, 2015. Chinese translation in progress, Guangxi Normal University Press Group Co., LTD.

Economists are poets/But don't know it. Economic modeling uses metaphors, not as mere ornaments or elucidations but as the very 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. Translated into Chinese, China Renmin University Press, 2015. [Third revised edition forthcoming, University of Chicago Press, 2018.]

"Be clear." But how exactly? McCloskey, in a widely used textbook concerning writing in the social sciences, reveals with wit and brevity 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). Chinese translation forthcoming 2017 from Guangxi Normal University Press Group Co., LTD. {A new edition from the University of Chicago Press giving economics since 1985 and “humanomics” their due is contemplated, to be finished late 2018, published if so in 2019.}

Still regarded as one of the classic microeconomic texts of the Chicago School (with books by Friedman [pêre et fils], Stigler, Becker, Barzel, and Landsburg), it proved to be "too difficult" for undergraduate use, but has been used freely since then to set problems for courses that try actually 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.

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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 1970.)

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; 7 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

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

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

[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 and Economic Method

[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, Seoul; Italian edition, Lavoro, Societa Editrice Il Lavoro, 1998; Chinese chapters, adapted and translated by Po-Keung Hui as a special issue of Cultural and Social Studies, Volume 2, Hong Kong, Oxford University Press, 1997. Order info

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

[with E. Bonet, B. Czarniawska, and H. S. Jensen] Second Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research: Management and Persuasion. Barcelona: ESADE, 2011.

[with George F. DeMartino, who did the great bulk of the work] The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics. Oxford University Press, 2016. [See also, with George F. DeMartino, “Professional Ethics 101: A Reply to Anne Krueger’s Review of ‘The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics’” {concerning her review in the Journal of Economic Literature}, Econ Journal Watch, January 2018.] Order info

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 foolish, of course, to abandon mathematics 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 trilogy 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 trivially easily. McCloskey here pursues the logic of rational expectations, modern finance, and Austrian economics into its wider cultural implications, showing that storytelling is fundamental to economics, but strictly limited by the principle of what she calls the American question, 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, Becker, Barzel, and Landsburg), it proved to be "too difficult" for undergraduate use, but has been used freely since then to set problems for courses that try actually to teach the art of economic thinking and to prepare for graduate comprehensive exams. Its difficulty is not the formal mathematical kind, as in the standard graduate textbooks, but its insistence that the student actually learn to think like an economist.


Statistics as of February 2016:
About 370 articles, of which:
About 119 full-length scientific pieces, of which 17 were co-authored; 57 of the 102 self-authored pieces were refereed, 45 were invited (in edited volumes, for example).
And: about 215 short scientific (replies, reviews, and the like; 8 of these co-authored) and 39 journalistic pieces.
Of all these articles, long and short, scientific and journalistic, , 38 were reprinted in English (excluding self-reprinting, so to speak, in my own books) and 27 reprinted in translations into Dutch, German, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Chinese.

Note from McCloskey:
“The categories in sequence below reflect the rough chronology of my developing interests, from the 1960s to the present. I continue to have an interest in, and continue to write in, earlier fields, such as economic history (categories 1–6)—my 2010 book, for example, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World, tests the explanations for the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath, and the third and final volume of the trilogy, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, 2016, is heavily economic history, though also social and literary in keeping with my trudge towards a ‘humanomics.’”

(1.) British Enterprise in the 19th Century

(See also the book Economic Maturity and Entrepreneurial Decline: British Iron and Steel, 1870-1913. [1973]).
  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 McCloskey, ed., 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

(See also the book Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical Economics [1981 and reprints])
  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; reworked in the second edition; Harley used it in the third edition by Floud and Johnson, eds.

(3.) The History of International Finance

  1. [co-authored with Joseph 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 Joseph 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

Note from McCloskey:
"I intend, beginning in 2017 and publishing perhaps in 2018/19, to gather these and some unpublished research into a book, The Prudent and Faithful Peasant."

  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 Eric 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.
  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." Unpublished.}
  10. {{Other draft chapters in a long unfinished book on the subject, begun in the 1970s, and to be finished perhaps in 2018 or so}}

(5.) The Industrial Revolution and the Great Enrichment

[See also: the second volume of the Bourgeois Era trilogy, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World, 2010; and the concluding volume, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (2016).]

  1. "The Industrial Revolution, 1780-1860: A Survey," Chapter 6 in Floud and McCloskey eds., The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present (1981), Vol. 1, pp. 103-127, reprinted in J. Mokyr, ed., Economic History and the Industrial Revolution (Rowman and Littlefield, 1985).
  2. "The Industrial Revolution: A Survey," a new essay, in Floud and McCloskey, eds., The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present, 2nd ed., 1994.
  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 a Virtue, Historically Criticized." Revue de Philosophie Economique, December 2007.
  6. "Tunzelmann, Schumpeter, and the Hockey Stick." Research Policy 42 (March 2013): 1706-1715. (With material from Bourgeois Equality.)
  7. "Why Economics Cannot Explain the Modern World." Economic Record 89 (June 2013; Supplement S1): 8-22. (With material from Bourgeois Dignity.)

(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: Economic, Social and Cultural Change. London: Longman/Pearson Education, 2001 [also in Feminist Economics, below]
  3. "Measured, Unmeasured, Mismeasured, and Unjustified Pessimism: A Review Essay of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century." Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Vol. 7, Issue 2, Autumn 2014. Translated into: Spanish by Luis Mireles Flores for Estudios (journal of the faculty of Humanities at ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), 2016?; Romanian April 2015 for the Free Market Road Show; Russian December 2015 for vol 71 of Comparative Studies; Chinese, Journal of Comparative Studies, Dec., 2015; Swedish by Timbro, Stockholm, 2016.

(7.) Teaching Economics

[See also the economics textbooks, The Applied Theory of Price, 1983, 1985 and (co-authored with Arjo Klamer and Stephen T. Ziliak) The Economic Conversation, endlessly 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.
  3. {"Gladly Would He Learn and Gladly Teach: Friedman as a Teacher of the Good Old Chicago School." Liberty Fund conference, Chicago, March 2015, and a conference volume, as yet I believe unpublished.}

(8.) Writing in Economics

[See also Economical Writing 1986, 1999, 2018.]
  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; third edition University of Chicago Press forthcoming, 2018)).

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

  1. "The New Economic History: An Introduction," Revista Storica Italiana (Mar, 1971: 5-22; translated in Italian); and Revista Espanola de Economia (May-Aug 1971; translated in Spanish).
    • "Introduction" to special issue of Explorations in Economic History 11 (Summer, 1974): 317-24.
    • "The New Economic History in Britain" (in Italian), Quaderni Storici 31 (Dec 1976): 401-08.
  2. "Does the Past Have Useful Economics?" Journal of Economic Literature 14 (June 1976): 434-61. Translated into Russian for Thesis 1(1) (Spring 1993): 107-36. Reprinted in Diana Betts and Robert Whaples, eds. Readings in American Economic History, 1994. To be translated into Korean, 2016.
  3. "The Achievements of the Cliometric School," Journal of Economic History 38(1) (Mar 1978): 13-28.
  4. "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.
  5. [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.
  6. "The Storied Character of Economics," Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 101(4) (1988): 543-654.
  7. "History, Differential Equations, and the Problem of Narration," History and Theory 30(1) (1991): 21-36.
  8. "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.
  9. "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).
  10. "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.
  11. [co-authored with Santhi Hejeebu] "The Reproving of Karl Polanyi," Critical Review 13 (Summer 1999): 285-314.
  12. "A Kirznerian Economic History of the Modern World," in Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations 3 (2010-2011): 45-64.

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

[See also Replies to Reviews of The Rhetoric of Economics, below; and The Rhetoric of Economics 1985 (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); Daniel Hausman, ed., The Philosopy of Economics, Readings, 1st and 2nd eds. [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 Philosophy of Economics, Readings, 3rd ed., 2007; and in P. Atkinson and S. Delamont, eds,. Representing Ethnography, London: SAGE Publications, 2008. 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. Translated into Russian, "Istoki" ("Headwaters"), Higher School of Economics, 2009. Translated again into Russian, "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, pp. 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. Translated into 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 in 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 (Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2008).
  21. "The Genealogy of Postmodernism: An Economist's Guide," pp. 102-128 in Stephen Cullenberg, Jack Amariglio, and David F. Ruccio, eds., Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge, New York and London: Routledge, 2001.
    • "Stiglerite vs. Friedmanite Science" (comment on Daniel Klein's "A Plea to Economists Who Favor Liberty"), Eastern Economic Journal 27 (2, Spring 2001): 209.
    • "Personal Knowledge," Preface to Stephen T. Ziliak, ed., Measurement and Meaning in Economics: The Essential Deirdre McCloskey, Brighton: Elgar, Economists of the Twentieth Century Series, 2001. (See Books.)
  22. "You Shouldn't Want a Realism If You Have a Rhetoric," in Uskali Mäki, ed. Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Rhetoric. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  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], unpublished.
    • "Sliding Into PoMo-ism from Samuelsonianism," comment on Jack Amariglio and David Ruccio's Postmodern Moments in Modern Economics, Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society 24 (3, 2012).
    • "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.
    • "Love: Love Has No Function in Samuelsonian Economics." Translated into German for The European: Das Debaten-Magazin 1 (1, 2012): 127-128 as "Liebe: Liebe hat keine Funktion."
  25. "What Boulding Thought was Wrong with Economics, A Quarter Century On," in Interdisciplinary Economics - Kenneth E. Boulding's Engagement in the Sciences, eds. Wilfred Dolfsma and Stefan Kesting. London and New York: Routledge (Routledge series Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists), 2013.
  26. "Why Economics Is On the Wrong Track." Pp. 211-242 in Alessandro Lantieri and Jack Vromen, eds. The Economics of Economists: Institutional Settings, Individual Incentives, and Future Prospects. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2014.
  27. “The Two Movements in Economic Thought, 1700-2000: Empty Economic Boxes Revisited,” forthcoming History of Economic Ideas 2017.

(11.) Invited replies to reviews of The Rhetoric of Economics and 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. Prychitko, 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. Noted Best American Essays by Assay: A Journal of Non-Fiction Studies. 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 (Madison: 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.
  7. “Rhetoric, Economics, and Nature,” Chp. 9 in Simon Schaffer, et al., eds., Aesthetics of Universal Knowledge. London: SpringerNature, 2017, and discussion.
  8. {{Someday I’ll write: “Seeing is Believing: The Philosophical Significance of the Infinitive and Participle of Indirect Doscourse in Plato.” Plato was misled by the distinction in Attic Greek between the {certain, admired, actual} seeing-form of indirect discourse “I saw John going downtown” and the {merely, rhetorical, easy-to-dismiss} hearing-form “I heard that John is going downtown.”}}

(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 Us 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 T. Ziliak] "The Standard Error of Regressions," Journal of Economic Literature, 34 (March, 1996): 97-114.
  3. [co-authored with Stephen T. Ziliak] "Size Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review," 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 T. Ziliak] "Significance Redux," pp. 665-675 of the symposium issue.
    • [co-authored with Stephen T. Ziliak], "A Final Word," in the symposium issue.
  4. [co-authored with Stephen T. Ziliak] "Signifying Nothing: A Reply to Hoover and Siegler," Journal of Economic Methodology, 15 (1, March 2008): 39-57. Also available as PDF.
  5. [co-authored with Stephen T. 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. [co-authored 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 certiorari 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.
  7. [co-authored with Stephen T. Ziliak] "Lady Justice v. Cult of Statistical Significance: Oomph-less Science and the New Rule of Law." In George DeMartino and D. N. McCloskey, eds. Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

(14.) 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): 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.
  7. “Irish (and English and American) Poets, Learn Your Trade: Law and Economics in Poetry.” In Alison L. LaCroix, Saul Levmore, and Martha Nussbaum, eds. Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformation. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018.

(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).
  4. “Getting Over Naïve Scientism c. 1950: What Fogel and North Got Wrong.” For the session of the Cliometrics Society at the ASSA meetings on: Cliometrics in Historical Perspective: In Remembrance of Robert Fogel and Douglass North, January 7, 2017, forthcoming Cliometrica 12 (2018, September).
  5. [“Schumpeter the Incomplete Rhetorician” Forthcoming, 2018 Critical Review]

(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 as 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 12 (4, Winter 2000): 23-37.
  4. "Women's Work in the Market, 1900-2000" (aka "Paid Work"), 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: Sisters, 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, Bourgeois Dignity, 2010, and Bourgeois Equality, 2016).
  1. "Bourgeois Virtue," The American Scholar 63 (2, Spring 1994): 177-191. Noted Best American Essays by Assay: A Journal of Non-Fiction Studies. 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 (India: Academic Foundation/Centre for Civil Society). 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.
    • "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 five chapters in Bourgeois Equality, 2016.}
  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.
  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, and chosen in July, 2013, as one of the 25 best articles published in the Review over the past 25 years; reprinted in Wilfred Dolfsma and Irene van Staveren, eds., Ethics and Economics: New Perspectives. Routledge, 2009. Slightly revised and reprinted in Cash on the Table: Anthropological Engagements with Economics and Economies, eds. 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, 2010. Reprinted 2009 in Social Science Library: Frontier Thinking in Sustainable Development and Human Well-Being, a 2,000-article set of CDs made available to 5,000 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., The Street Porter and the 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., 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.
    • "My Eureka Moment: Prudence, You No Longer Rule the World," Times Higher Education, 14 January 2010.
    • "Liberty and Dignity Explain the Modern World," pp. 27-30 in Tom G. Palmer, ed., The Morality of Capitalism. Ottawa, IL: Jameson, 2011. Reprinted in Indian edition, New Delhi, Centre for Civil Society, 2014. Translated into Bulgarian, 2015, and many other languages, as Palmer commissions translations.
    • "Eine Frage der Ehre." Interview by Michael Wiederstein and Florian Rittmeyer. Schweizer Monat 994 (March 2012): 14-19.
    • "Bürgerliche Tugenden?" ["Bourgeois Virtues?"], Schweizer Monat 997 (June 2012): 44-47.
    • "A Liberal and Rhetorical Reply." 2012. Journal of Socio-Economics (Special issue devoted to Bourgeois Dignity. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2012.09.002
    • "Kapitalisme," one-page interview in the magazine of Trouw, a Dutch newspaper, 22 Dec 2012
    • "Kapitalisme is deugdzaam" (Capitalism is virtuous), Interview by Robert Dulmers, cover article in De Groene Amsterdammer 137 (2013), no. 31, pp. 20-25. Reprinted as "De Wereld draait ook op liefde" ("The world runs also on love") in (Flemish Belgium’s financial newspaper) De Tijd
    • "The Great Enrichment Continues." (1500 words), Current History 112 (November, 2013): 323-325.
    • "The Fruits of Humility, and Reading, in Economics: A Genial Reply to Don Boudreaux," and subsequent replies to Joel Mokyr and John Nye. Liberty Fund's Liberty Matters online intellectual exchange, July 2014. Reprinted in The Collected Liberty Matters: Nos. 1-10 (Jan. 2013–July 2014), ed. David M. Hart and Sheldon Richman (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2014).
    • "Equality Lacks Relevance if the Poor are Growing Richer." Financial Times, August 11 (or 12?), 2014.
    • "Two Kinds of Ethics of Creativity in Business," introduction to Nils Karlson, ed. Virtues and Entrepreneurship. Stockholm: Ratio Institute, 2014. 4,000 words.
  12. "A Change in Rhetoric Made Modernity, and Can Spread It.” In Konrad Hummler and Alberto Mingardi, eds., The Future of Freedom: Essays in Honour of Tito Tettamanti. Torino: IBL Libri. 2016. German and Italian versions of the book will follow. Taken from my Bourgeois Equality, 2016.
  13. "Bourgeois Dignity Arrives in Early Georgian Drama." International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 7 (2, Spring 2016): 104-115, lead article in special issue on Economics and Literature (Michelle Albert Vachris, ed.), taken from Chaps. 27 and 28 of Bourgeois Equality.
    • "Two Cheers for Corruption," review of Sarah Chayes's Thieves of State and Jay Cost's A Republic No More. Wall Street Journal, 28 February 2015, 1,500 words.
    • "Waroom zijn wij zo rijk?," "from De Groene Amsterdammer (a weekly magazine founded in 1877) Sept 23, 2015; English version (3,600 words): "Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World."
    • “Bourgeois Dignity: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World.” Pp. 30-37 in Hywel Williams, ed., A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism, Volume Two. London: Legatum Institute, 2016. German translation, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, April 2016.
    • [with Art Carden] “If We Keep Our Ethical Wits, We Can See Over into a Great Enrichment.” Independent Review, Winter 2016, 1,800 words. Also in Robert Whaples, Christopher Coyne, and Michael Munger, eds., Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? Independent Institute, 2016.
    • How the Light Really Gets In: The Liberal and Bourgeois Deal,” Hay-on-Wye, Wales, How-the-Light-Gets-In Festival. 30 May 2016
    • "While Conforming to . . . Law and . . . Ethical Custom": How to Do Humanomics in Business Ethics. Preface to Eugene Heath and Byron Kaldis, eds., Wealth, Commerce and Philosophy: Foundational Thinkers and Business Ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017, pp. vii-xi.
  14. "The Great Enrichment: A Humanistic and Social Scientific Account." Scandinavian Economic History Review, 64 (1, 2016): 6-18, from Bourgeois Equality. Appearing with minor revisions also in Social Science History 40 (Winter, 2016): 1-16.
  15. "The Great Enrichment Came and Comes from Ethics and Rhetoric." Chp. 9 in Arthur Melzer and Steven Kautz, eds., Are Markets Moral? University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

(21.) Religious Economics [top^]

See also The Bourgeois Virtues, 2006.

  1. "Voodoo Economics." Poetics Today 12 (2, Summer 1991): 287-300.
    • "Foreword" 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 Schweiker and Charles Mathewes, 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.
    • "Work in the World: An Economist's Sermon." Faith and Economics, Fall, 2013. Also available on the Australian Broadcasting Company website, Nov 2013. Reprinted in facsimile in Paul Oslington, Mary Hirschfeld, Paul S. Williams, eds., Recent Developments in the Economics of Religion, International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Arnold, 2017.
    • "Virtues Lost: How It Happened and Why We Can't Live Without Them." Australian Broadcasting Company, Religion and Ethics site, 18 Dec 2013.
    • “Christian Crossing,” 100-word essay in The Christian Century, January 18, 2017.
  4. "Not Institutions, But Ethics and Religion: A Reply to Whaples, Hill, Fox, Oslington, and Boettke and Candela." Response to a symposium on Bourgeois Equality, in Faith and Economics 68 (Fall 2016): 47-62.

(22.) Political Philosophy [top^]

  1. "Hobbes, Rawls, Buchanan, Nussbaum, and All Seven of the Virtues." Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines 17(1, January 2011). Translated into Swedish, Timbro Klassiker, December 2016.
  2. {"The Hobbes Problem: From Machiavelli to Buchanan"}, First Annual Buchanan Lecture, George Mason University, April 7, 2006. Based on previous items. A later version was presented at the Western division of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, 30 March 2016.
    • "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.
  4. "The Poverty of Communitarianism" (review of Michael Sandel's What Money Can’t Buy). Claremont Review of Books 12 (Fall 2012): 57-59. A longer version is "The Moral Limits of Communitarianism: What Michael Sandel Can't Buy." The longer version was reprinted (in English) in the book review section of the German journal ORDO (Band 64, spring 2013: 538-543).
  5. "Economic Liberty as Anti-Flourishing: Marx and Especially His Followers." In Michael R. Strain and Stan A. Veuger, eds., Economic Liberty and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Political Philosophy, 129-149. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 2016.
  6. "Manifesto for a New American Liberalism, or How to Be a Humane Libertarian," revision of the introduction to How to be a Humane Libertarian: Essays in a New American Liberalism (forthcoming, book manuscript under review, Yale University Press), for a conference volume edited by Benjamin Powell, available online at CapX (online publication of the Centre for Policy Studies, London), June 15, 2017.

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

  1. [co-authored 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.
  3. "Happyism: The Creepy New Economics of Pleasure," cover story in The New Republic, June 28, 2012. Among 5 "Honorable Mentions" supplementing the 16 chosen by David Brooks for a "Sidney Award" (out of 20 noted in his columns Dec 24 and Dec 27, 2012), and one of four in The New Republic mentioned for "the best [American] magazine essays" of 2012. Mentioned as "notable" in Best American Essays 2013.
    • "Die Geisteswissenschaften und die Wirtschaft" ("The Humanities and the Economy"). In German. Schweizer Monat, autumn 2012.
  4. "Adam Smith Did Humanomics: So Should We." Eastern Economic Journal 42(4), 503–513.
    • "Economics With a Human Face," review of Morson and Schapiro, Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities. Wall Street Journal, August 2017.

(24.) Against Neo-Institutional Economics [top^]

See also Bourgeois Dignity (2010; pp. 296–345), and Bourgeois Equality (2016; Chps. 13–15).

  1. "Max U versus Humanomics: A Critique of Neo-Institutionalism." Journal of Institutional Economics 12, Spring 2015: 1-27.
  2. "Ideas, Not Interests or Institutions, Caused the Great Enrichment." Man and the Economy: The Journal of the Coase Society. June 2015.
  3. "Not Saving or Psychology or Science, But a New Liberalism: A Reply to Gaus, Goldstone, Baker, Amadae, and Mokyr." Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics 9(2): 66-89, Autumn 2016.
  4. "Lachmann Practiced Humanomics, Beyond the Dogma of Behaviorism." Forthcoming 2017, Review of Austrian Economics.

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

  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 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, with reply to Professor England.
    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.

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

  1. regular Reason magazine columns, since 2016 [some also listed in other categories above]:


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, 5-15 years out
    Virtually Complete
    {How to be a Humane Libertarian: Essays for a New Liberalism}. Manuscript of political essays 1990-2017, under review, Yale University Press, Jan 2018.

    {[with Arjo Klamer and Stephen T. Ziliak] The Economic Conversation: A First Text}. To be published electronically 2017?
    Website | Preface to Students | Preface to Teachers | A Trialogue | Contents
    Partially Drafted, and Likely to Happen Quite Soon, Deo volente
    {[with Art Carden] Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich: The Bourgeois Deal}, a single-volume, popular version of the Bourgeois Era trilogy. Draft available now. Seeking a trade publisher.
    Projected (But Many's the Slip)
    {Third edition of The Applied Theory of Price: A First Graduate Text}. Updating comments to the old second edition, in progress 2018, bringing the Max-U examples up to date by adding economic ideas since 1985, and showing the force of humanomics, that is, the humanities and ethics in economics.

    {{Linguinomics}}. Language is neglected in economics—for example, in the explanation of the Industrial Revolution. The ideological and conversational shift from 1700 to 1848 is here examined.

    {{[perhaps co-authored with Ross B. Emmett, Michigan State University] God in Mammon: Sermons on a Christian Economics}}. Sample chapters available.

    {{A Little Economic History of the World}}. An economic history for children, on the model of Gombrich's old A Little History of the World.

    {{The Prudent and Faithful Peasant: An Essay in 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.

    {{{Reading the Economy: An Anthology of Literary Works in English from Chaucer to Maya Angelou}}}, sketched. It will only happen if some publisher wants it urgently. 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.

    {{{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.

    {{{The Success of British Capitalism}}}. Gathering and extending my work early and late against the persistent but strange assertion that Britain has failed. 350 pages in MS.

Other Academic Administrative Tasks
in reverse chronological order

National or international, current
(a few of them: they are representative, not complete)
    • Committee van Aanbeveling [Recommendation] of the Forum voor Democratie, Amsterdam, 2015-.
    • 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, desultory attendance after 2014.
    • 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.
    • Advisory Board for the Free Market Road Show, 2014&8211;.
    • HumanProgress.org advisory board member, 2015&8211;.
    • Legatum Special Trade Commission, 2018–.

    • 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.
    • Earhart Foundation, in support of festschrift conference in Chicago organized by Santhi Hejeebu and David Mitch, April 2015, $20,000.
    • Ongoing research fund, $10,000 a year, from the College of Liberal Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000-present.
Administration, 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.

Administration, University of Chicago, 1968-1980
  • 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 lost faith in their integrity and efficacy, and have therefore ceased doing them, or reporting them here.)

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.
  • Editorial board for a book series from Stanford University Press, Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy (J.P. Singh, ed.), 2012-present.
  • International Advisory Board member for the book series Economy, Polity, and Society, published with Rowman & Littlefield International.

  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 (a selection, incomplete; I can’t keep track of them; therefore some of the 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; Poroi, 1995-present; Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power, 2000-present; Econ Journal Watch, 2003-present; Scientific Advisory Board, Ratio Institute, Stockholm, 2006-present; Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2008-present; Forum for Social Economics, a journal of the Association for Social Economics; Board of Honorary Editors for the Review of Behavioral Economics, 2012-present; Configurations (for the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts), 2010-present; Narrative Works, 2012-present; Filosofía de la Economía, 2013-present; Review of Social Economy, 2013-present; Man and Society, 2013-present; annual Almanac of the Center for the Study of Economic Culture, St. Petersburg State University, Russian and English, 2012-present; Molinari Review, 2015-present; Review of Economics and Economics Methodology 2016-present; Capitalism & History, 2017-present.
  • Board of Advisors and (from 2012) Trustee of MeasuringWorth, a service based at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Samuel Williamson and Lawrence Officer, founders and chief editors) giving information on the value of money historically, 2007-.
  • Panmure House Advisory Board (Adam Smith’s last house, in Edinburgh), 2012-.
  • Commissioner, Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission, Jan 2018-.

Service to Professional Associations

Cliometric Society:
    • Co-founder (with Samuel Williamson, 1984).
    • First Annual "Clio" Award, 1985, for service to historical economics.
    • Fellow of the Society, 2011.
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-present.
    • 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.

Sample of Outside Lectures

Out-of-town lectures as a rough average every two weeks or so. Frequent keynoting of conferences, such as, to give some examples from former years, 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. For another instance, in October 2013, I was a Visiting [University of] Michigan [Ann Arbor] Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE) scholar.

Here, as another sort of example, are some of the engagements concerning The Bourgeois Virtues (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 a podcast on the 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 available.

As another sort of example, in November 2011 in connection with the book Bourgeois Dignity the Dutch TV network VPO recorded an elaborate 90-minute interview on its program "Wintergasten" (Winter-Guests), which aired on 9 January, 2012, with re-airings, to some acclaim (see here for example).

And during 2007-2008, to give another scattered example: lectures 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, two a month on average.

Here are the outside lectures given in 2010 through part of 2014, those about the trilogy, The Bourgeois Era (and omitting in these years some 20 or so more on statistical significance or on rhetoric):

January meetings of the American Economic Association (2011, 2012, 2013), and

In 2010: Segundo Congreso Latinoamericano de Historia Económica, Mexico City; Loyola University of Chicago; Economic History Seminar, All Souls College, Oxford; London School of Economics, Department of Economic History; The Ratio Institute, Stockholm, 2010; Stockholm School of Economics, Heckscher Lecture; Free-Market Road Show (Barbara Kolm, director); Engelsberg Seminar, Sweden; Oxford Libertarian Society, Oxford, UK; Society for Advances in Behavioral Economics meeting at San Diego State University; Beloit College; Social Science History Association meeting in Chicago; Jepsen School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond.

In 2011: American Sociological Association, Chicago; World Economic History Congress, Stellenbosch, South Africa; Association of Private Enterprise Education, Bahamas; Christopher Newport University; James Madison University; Pennsylvania State University; Dennison University; Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas, Barcelona (and other occasiomns: ESADE is my intellectual home in Barcelona); Middlebury College; Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, Santiago, Chile; Centro de Estudios Publicos, Santiago; Harvard University, Program on Constitutional Government; European Economic History Association, Dublin, Ireland; Scandinavian Economic History Association, Gothenburg, Sweden; keynote European Group for Organizational Studies, 27 th Colloquium, Gothenburg, Sweden; Odyssey Lecture, Political Theory Project, Brown University; Social Science Festival (S3F), Salamanca, Spain; Thematicus Veerstichting, St. Peter’s Kerk, Leiden; Technical University of Munich, Germany; Audimax of the University of Halle, Germany; University of Leipzig, Germany; Technical University of Hamburg, Germany.

In 2012: James Madison College of Michigan State University; Vrij Universieit, Amsterdam; Pennsylvania State University; Legatum Institute, London; University of Denver; College of Charleston; Copenhagen School of Business; Collegium Helviticum, Zurich; keynote address to the congress of the International Economic History Association, Stellenbosch, South Africa; History of Economic Thought Conference, Melbourne; keynote to Australian Economics Association, Victoria University, Melbourne; keynote to International Schumpeter Society conference, Brisbane; Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala; IMCA seminar Lugano, Swizerland; Lauchlin Currie Lecture, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota; Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia; Oslo Business School conference; Annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies, Philadelphia; Conference at Fondazione Cini, Venice; Bocconi University, Milan; Scuola Superiore di Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy; Heilbroner Memorial Lecture, New School, New York City; New York University; Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma; Fourth Adam Smith Forum, Moscow, Russia.

In 2013: Ratio Institute, Stockholm; Centre for Business and Policy Studies, Stockholm; University of Victoria, Canada; Louisiana State Unverisity, Baton Rouge; Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Poroi (Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry), University of Iowa; Ramon Llull University, Barcelona; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; IE Business School, Madrid; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Department of Economics, University of Missouri at Kansas City; St. Petersburg State University, Russia; Northwestern University, conference on Rhetoric and the Possible; Southern Illinois University, Department of Economics; Tocqueville Program, Indiana University; Ohio University; Annual John Boynton Lecture, Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney; Society for Heterodox Economics, University of New South Wales; Economic Society of South Australia; Crawford Lecture, Australian National University, Economic Society of Australia; University of Western Australia; Reserve Bank of New Zealand; Business School, Wellington University, New Zealand.

In 2014, through early September: Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi; University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Ohio State University; Kings College, London; Transatlantic Law Forum, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg; University Kiel, Germany; Centre for Policy Studies, Thatcher Conference, Guildhall, London; Department of Communication, University of Leeds; Mt. Pelerin Society meetings, Hong Kong; Rethinking Economics conference, New School, New York City.

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, 2000-2015:

    • 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 ).
    • Economics 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 594, Seminar on Topics in a New and Humanistic Economics, spring 2012
    • 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
    • History 504: Graduate Seminar in The Culture of the Middle Class in Europe, 1600-1848 (grad, 4 )
    • History 594: Seminar on Ideas, Class, and Economy in World History, spring 2012
    • 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, Department of Economic History, Gothenburg University, Sweden: Oct 2010, Sept 2011, May 2012.

    • EIPE, 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).