Deirdre N. McCloskey - room A22 - 16.30-18.00

Istituto di marketing e comunicazione aziendale

Data d'inizio: 19 Marzo 2012

Data di fine: 20 Marzo 2012

IMCA looks forward to the next Forethought Seminar with guest speaker Deirdre N. McCloskey on the topic of "Ethics, Bourgeois Virtues, and Economics".

Deirdre McCloskey teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A well-known economist and historian and rhetorician, she has written sixteen books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues. Her latest book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (University of Chicago Press, 2010), which argues that an ideological change rather than saving or exploitation is what made us rich, is the second in a series of four on The Bourgeois Era. The first was The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce (2006), asking if a participant in a capitalist economy can still have an ethical life (briefly, yes). With Stephen Ziliak she wrote in 2008, The Cult of Statistical Significance (2008), which criticizes the proliferation of tests of "significance," and was in 2011 the basis of a Supreme Court decision.