Professor Deirdre McCloskey visits JIBS in September

Well-known economist, historian, and rhetorician Professor Deirdre McCloskey will be holding a one week Ph.D. course at Jönköpnig International Business School, September 5-9. She will also hold an open lecture on September 9.

In May 2016 McCloskey’s third book in the Bourgeois Era Trilogy was published: Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (University of Chicago Press, 2016). Among other things she explains the driving forces behind growth. “Our riches,” she argues, “were made not by piling brick on brick, bank balance on bank balance, but by piling idea on idea.”

The public lecture will be held on September 9 between 3 and 4 pm in Hb116 at School of Education and Communication. The lecture is in English and entitled “Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World”.

Professor McCloskey is a Harvard Scholar who has made major contributions several research areas. such as the economic history of Britain, the rhetoric of economics, feminist economics, and the use and misuse of significance testing in economics, to name but a few. This has made her a frequently sought after lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences in economics and history. McCloskey is also the author of 17 books and 400 academic pieces which traverse topics such as technical economics, statistical theory, and transgender advocacy. Her main interests of research concern the origins of the modern world, the misuse of statistical significance in economics and other sciences, and the study of capitalism.

The PhD course is titled “How the World Became Quite Rich: Approaches from History, Economics, and Humanomics”.

For more information please contact Özge Öner.