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McCloskey, Deirdre N.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 724 publications in 7 languages and 21,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Autobiographies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HB71, 330
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Most widely held works by Deirdre N McCloskey
The Economic history of Britain since 1700 by Roderick Floud( Book )

129 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studieboek in eerste instantie voor 1e en 2e jaars universitaire studenten over de groei van Engeland tot belangrijkste economische werldmacht
The rhetoric of economics by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

63 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic in its field, this pathbreaking book humanized the scientific rhetoric of economics to reveal its literary soul. In this completely revised second edition, Deirdre N. McCloskey demonstrates how economic discourse employs metaphor, authority, symmetry, and other rhetorical means of persuasion. The Rhetoric of Economics shows economists to be human persuaders, poets of the marketplace, even in their most technical and mathematical moods. "The most thoughtful book on economics in years."--Philadelphia Enquirer "McCloskey takes aim at the 'dismal science's' scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book."--Washington Post "McCloskey must be credited with the singular achievement of introducing the major philosophers of the twentieth century into a discussion of the methodology of economics."--Times Literary Supplement "McCloskey's target is the pretentious scientism in which economists couch their mutual persuasions--a scientism that lingers on as the near-official language of economics discourse long after its inadequacies have been recognized by philosophers and scientists." --New York Review of Books "The importance of McCloskey's work cannot be overstated." --Quarterly Journal of Speech
The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a century and a half, the artists and intellectuals of Europe have scorned the bourgeoisie. And for a millennium and a half, the philosophers and theologians of Europe have scorned the marketplace. The bourgeois life, capitalism, Mencken's "booboisie" and David Brooks's "bobos"--All have been, and still are, framed as being responsible for everything from financial to moral poverty, world wars, and spiritual desuetude. Countering these centuries of assumptions and unexamined thinking is Deirdre McCloskey's The Bourgeois Virtues, a magnum opus that offers a radical view: capitalism is good for us. McCloskey's sweeping, charming, and even humorous survey of ethical thought and economic realities--from Plato to Barbara Ehrenreich--overturns every assumption we have about being bourgeois. Can you be virtuous and bourgeois? Do markets improve ethics? Has capitalism made us better as well as richer? Yes, yes, and yes, argues McCloskey, who takes on centuries of capitalism's critics with her erudition and sheer scope of knowledge. Applying a new tradition of "virtue ethics" to our lives in modern economies, she affirms American capitalism without ignoring its faults and celebrates the bourgeois lives we actually live, without supposing that they must be lives without ethical foundations. High Noon, Kant, Bill Murray, the modern novel, van Gogh, and of course economics and the economy all come into play in a book that can only be described as a monumental project and a life's work. The Bourgeois Virtues is nothing less than a dazzling reinterpretation of Western intellectual history, a dead-serious reply to the critics of capitalism--and a surprising page-turner."--Publisher's website
The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives by Stephen Thomas Ziliak( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cult of Statistical Significance shows, field by field, how "statistical significance," a technique that dominates many sciences, has been a huge mistake. The authors find that researchers in a broad spectrum of fields, from agronomy to zoology, employ testing that doesn't "test" and estimating that doesn't "estimate". The facts will startle the outside reader: how could a group of brilliant scientists wander so far from scientific magnitudes? This study will encourage scientists who want to know how to get the statistical sciences back on track and fulfill their quantitative promise. The book shows for the first time how wide the disaster is, and how bad for science, and it traces the problem to its historical, sociological, and philosophical roots
If you're so smart : the narrative of economic expertise by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second thoughts : myths and morals of U.S. economic history by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second Thoughts: myths and morals of U.S. Economic History collects twenty-four new and significant essays on topics in economic history that bear directly on present policy debates. Specially written for this volume, these essays reevaluate issues and events that influence current economic thinking - examining the past as a way of preparing for the future. McCloskey has brought together leading economic historians who show that commonly accepted perceptions of our economic past can be wrong and, therefore, misleading. The contributors - including Robert Hughs, Julian and Rita Simon, Elyce Rotella, Terry Anderson, Barry Eichengreen, Price Fishback, Susan Phillips, and J. Richard Zecher - address a wide range of issues: the Teapot Dome scandal, banking regulation, "new" immigration problems, AT & T and deregulation, Third World development policies, the role of "big" government, technological innovation, and property rights. Each essay explores the role of government policy in the outcome of events. Written in clear nontechnical prose, this book is an essential reference for those interested in how our economic past and the way we interpret it shape the directions we will choose for our future
Bourgeois dignity : why economics can't explain the modern world by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bourgeois Dignity turns to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe to reconsider the birth of the Industrial Revolution and the rise of capitalism. According to McCloskey our modern world was not the product of new markets or imperial theft, but rather of shifting opinions about the economy. Talk of private property, commerce, innovation, and the bourgeoisie radically altered, becoming far more approving and contradicting prejudices several millennia old. The wealth of nations, then, didn't grow so dramatically after 1800 because of economic factors; it grew because rhetoric about markets, enterprise, and innovation finally became enthusiastic and encouraging of their inherent dignity
Essays on a mature economy: Britain after 1840 by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

45 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These unique papers were originally read at a conference on the new economic history of Britain at Harvard in 1970, and each is accompanied by a summary of the discussion that followed it. The participants of the conference represented a broad range of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. The first eleven papers deal with a variety of topics covering a period from 1840 to the 1920s. They focus on the performance of the British economy, and especially its businessmen, during the time of Britain's industrial maturity and relative decline. The papers and discussions reached a novel
Knowledge and persuasion in economics by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is economics a science? Donald McCloskey, a leading economist and historian, says "Yes, but . . .". Yes, economics measures and predicts, but - like other sciences - it uses literary methods too. Economists use stories like geologists do, and metaphors like physicists do. The result is that the sciences, economics among them must be read as "rhetoric," in the ancient and honourable sense of writing with intent
The applied theory of price by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rhetoric of the human sciences : language and argument in scholarship and public affairs( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Consequences of economic rhetoric by Robert M Solow( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume are drawn from a recent conference at Wellesley College for both theoretical and applied economists, which explored the consequences of rhetoric and conversation within the field of economics
Enterprise and trade in Victorian Britain : essays in historical economics by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book focus on the controversies concerning Britain's economic performance between the mid-nineteenth century and the First World War. The overriding theme is that Britain's own resources were consistently more productive, more resilient and more successful than is normally assumed. And if the economy's achievement was considerable, the influence on it of external factors (trade, international competition, policy) were much less significant than is normally supposed. The book is structured as follows: Part One: The Method of Historical Economics Part Two: Enterprise in
A bibliography of historical economics to 1980 by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald McCloskey, has compiled, with the help of George Hersh and a panel of distinguished advisors, the only bibliography of historical economics
How to be human-- though an economist by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economical writing by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Econometric history by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vices of economists, the virtues of the bourgeoisie by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritiek op de methoden van de huidige (mannelijke) economen. Auteur stelt dat alle resultaten van na de jaren veertig opnieuw onderzocht moeten worden
Bourgeois equality : how ideas, not capital or institutions, enriched the world by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in the concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the bourgeoisie. The poorest of humanity, McCloskey shows, will soon be joining the comparative riches of Japan and Sweden and Botswana. Why? Most economists--from Adam Smith and Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty--say the Great Enrichment since 1800 came from accumulated capital. McCloskey disagrees, fiercely. "Our riches," she argues, "were made not by piling brick on brick, bank balance on bank balance, but by piling idea on idea." Capital was necessary, but so was the presence of oxygen. It was ideas, not matter, that drove"trade-tested betterment." Nor were institutions the drivers. The World Bank orthodoxy of "add institutions and stir" doesn't work, and didn't. McCloskey builds a powerful case for the initiating role of ideas--ideas for electric motors and free elections, of course, but more deeply the bizarre and liberal ideas of equal liberty and dignity for ordinary folk. Liberalism arose from theological and political revolutions in northwest Europe, yielding a unique respect for betterment and its practitioners, and upending ancient hierarchies. Commoners were encouraged to have a go, and the bourgeoisie took up the Bourgeois Deal, and we were all enriched. Few economists or historians write like McCloskey--her ability to invest the facts of economic history with the urgency of a novel, or of a leading case at law, is unmatched. She summarizes modern economics and modern economic history with verve and lucidity, yet sees through to the really big scientific conclusion. Not matter, but ideas. Big books don't come any more ambitious, or captivating, than Bourgeois Equality." -- Publisher's description
The writing of economics by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce
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Ντέιρντρε ΜακΚλόσκι

Диърдра Макклоски

Макклоски, Дейдра

دیردری مک‌کلوسکی اقتصاددان آمریکایی

ディアドラ・N・マクロスキー

マクロスキー, ドナルド・N

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English (551)

Japanese (8)

French (5)

Spanish (4)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

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The rhetoric of economicsThe bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerceThe cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and livesIf you're so smart : the narrative of economic expertiseSecond thoughts : myths and morals of U.S. economic historyBourgeois dignity : why economics can't explain the modern worldEssays on a mature economy: Britain after 1840Knowledge and persuasion in economics