Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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June 18, 2017

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

website: “Prudentia: A MacDonald Magazine” at
(at which many of the articles mentioned below

and some of the books are available as PDFs)

Born "Donald" Sept 11, 1942, Ann Arbor, Michigan; married 1965-95; divorced; two grown children: Daniel (b. 1969); Margaret (b. 1975); gender change November 1995, GRS June 1996.

Current Teaching Appointments:
Professor of Economics and of History, 2000-present, University of Illinois at Chicago

and UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics and of History, 2002-present

and Professor of English, 2004-present

and Professor of Communication, 2006-present

(see also: “Fellowships and Honors”)

Visiting Professor, University of 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, 2009-present, regularly a week in summer.

Adjunct faculty member in Philosophy and in Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000-present

Tinbergen Professor, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2002-2007 (Professor in Economics, Philosophy, Art and Cultural Stuidies)

Regular Faculty, week-long Summer School of EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association for Management and Business Administration), on the philosophy of the social sciences. Held near Auch and then in Sorèze, southern France, late July annually, 1997-present. Lectures on The Rhetoric of Management; The Fallacies of Statistical Significance.

Office: (preferred mailing address, however, is Home) UH 829 MC 228, University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607-7104. Fax: 312-996-9839

E-mail (always forwarded): Web site:

Home [preferred address for all smail]: 720 S. Dearborn, Unit 206, Chicago, IL 60605-1820. Preferred phone number there: 312-435-1479 .
Past Teaching and Research Appointments

in reverse chronological order

(non tenure-track, or occasional, are indented and in small type)

Extraordinary Professor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2007-09 (in residence three weeks, twice).

Tinbergen Professor, Gasthooglerares, May-June annually for five years, Erasmusuniversiteit Rotterdam, of Philosophy, and of Art and Cultural Studies, full year Jan-Dec 1996 (including Economics); then beginning 2001 two months each year; and 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

Professor, Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University, annually, see Teaching, below, 1998, 1999, 2000

John F. Murray Chair in Economics, University of Iowa, 1984-99
Professor of History, University of Iowa, 1980-99

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 fields); visiting Lecturer, Department of Economic History, Faculties, ANU, May-August, 1982.

Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago, 1979-1980, tenured.

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.

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, 1968-1975.


B.A. Economics, Harvard College, 1964 m.c.l.

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
Doctor honoris causa, Jönköping University, Sweden, September 28, 2012

Honorary Doctorate, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, August 16, 2012

Honorary Degree of Humane Letters, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, May 12, 2012

Doctor honoris causa in the History of Capitalism, Copenhagen Business School, April 19, 2012

Doctor honoris causa
, National University of Ireland, Galway, June 2008

Doctor honoris causa, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, October 2007

Other Fellowships and Honors

(last first, { } = upcoming but definite)
{Julian Simon Prize, Competitive Enterprise Institute, June 27, 2013}

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012

Fellow of the Cliometric Society, 2012

Profesora Honoraria, La Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, August 2012

Liberální Institut Annual Award, 2009, for a contribution to the spread of liberal thinking, Czech Republic

Fellowship, May, 2008, at STIAS (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study [Stellenbosse Instituut vir Gevorderde Navorsing]), Stellenbosch, South Africa

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.
Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer, 1992-93.

May Brodbeck Fellowship in the Humanities (internal U of Iowa), University of Iowa, 1987-1988.

National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, 1984.

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1983.

[Other academic activities,

such as teaching, service, grants,

are listed at the end]

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