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Deirdre N. McCloskey is Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois in Chicago; Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Free State; Professorial Chair of Social Thought at Academia Vitae; and Regular Faculty at the week-long Summer School of EDAMBA in Sorèze, France. Dr. McCloskey received a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Professor McCloskey has been Co-editor of the Journal of Economic History and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives; Visiting Tinbergen Professor (2002-2006) of Philosophy, Economics, and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University of Rotterdam; Visiting Professor, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg; Laura C. Harris Visiting Distinguished Professor, Denison University; Professor, Summer School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University; Visitor, Institute of the Humanities, University of California, Riverside; Professor, Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University; John F. Murray Chair in Economics, University of Iowa; Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago; Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History, Birkbeck College, University of London; and Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University.

Professor McCloskey's books include How to be Human* *Though an Economist; Measurement and Meaning in Economics (edited with S. Ziliak); The Secret Sins of Economics; The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives (with Stephen Ziliak); The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Capitalism; The Rhetoric of Economics; The Rhetoric of Economics; If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise; Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics; Essays on a Mature Economy: Britain after 1840; A Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980 (edited with George Hersh, Jr.); The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present (edited with Roderick Floud); Second Thoughts: Myths and Morals of U.S. Economic History; The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs (edited with John Nelson and Allan Megill); The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric (edited with Arjo Klamer and Robert Solow); and Crossing: A Memoir.