In Conversation with Deirdre McCloskey

The role of literature in economics, Chinese totalitarianism, levelling-up and trans rights. In this fascinating IEA In Conversation, Matthew Lesh, IEA Head of Public Policy, sits down with Deirdre McCloskey to discuss all of this and much more!

Deirdre N. McCloskey has been since 2000 UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written twenty books and edited seven more, and has published some four hundred articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law. She taught for twelve years in Economics at the University of Chicago, and describes herself now as a “postmodern free-market quantitative Episcopalian feminist Aristotelian.”