Twenty Pound Notes
Deirdre McCloskey, author of The Bourgeois Era series, speaks to ieaTV about inequality, the amazing growth in the wealth of the working class over the past three hundred years and how wealth and commerce has been viewed over the centuries.

Deirdre is the Distinguished Professor in English, Economics, History and Communication at the University of Illinois. As a self-described ‘postmodern free-market quantitative Episcopalian feminist Aristotelian’, she has worked on numerous areas of economic history, including British economic ‘failures’ during the 19th Century. She has written fourteen books and edited another seven.


Deirdre McCloskey poses for a portrait in her home Friday June 3, 2016 in Chicago, Ill. McCloskey, a renowned economics professor, began transitioning from male to female in 1995 at the age of 53. 
CREDIT: Taylor Glascock for The Wall Street Journal
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Honorary Fellow

Professor Deirdre McCloskey is an honorary fellow of Institute of Economic Affairs. Deirdre has also been the Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois in Chicago from 2000 to 2015. During her career Deirdre has published 17 books and over 400 scholarly pieces. Deirdre was educated at the University of Harvard, obtaining both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics.