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Eminent Speaker Series: Sydney Ideas Lecture


From: Thursday November 28, 2013, 6:00 pm

To: Thursday November 28, 2013, 8:15 pm

Sydney Ideas Lecture Law School LT 024, New Law School, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney.  Click here for venue information Topic: Economics and Gender, followed by tapas at local restaurant. Click here for more information ADVENTURES OF A NEW WOMAN: DONALD TO DEIRDRE DEIRDRE N. MCCLOSKEY, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, HISTORY, ENGLISH, AND COMMUNICATION AT  THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO Co-presented with the Department of Political Economy and the School of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney Deirdre McCloskey, a prominent US economist and historian, was until 1995 known as Donald.  She tells her story since then, of happy and unhappy endings—mainly happy—and  how becoming a new woman affected her academic work and her spiritual life. Professor 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 (2010), is the second in a series of four on The Bourgeois Era. With Stephen Ziliak she wrote in 2008, The Cult of Statistical Significance (2008), which criticizes the proliferation of tests of "significance." RSVP Free event with registration requested. Click here for the online registration page.  


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