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McCloskey, Deirdre N.

Overview
Works: 128 works in 784 publications in 7 languages and 22,258 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Autobiographies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Deirdre N McCloskey
The rhetoric of economics by Deirdre N McCloskey( )

65 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 3,444 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 bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce by Deirdre N McCloskey( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,943 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
Second thoughts : myths and morals of U.S. economic history by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,285 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
Enterprise and trade in Victorian Britain : essays in historical economics by Deirdre N McCloskey( )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,148 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
Essays on a mature economy: Britain after 1840 by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

43 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debating the promises and limits of the "new economic history," seventeen economists and economic historians look at Great Britain, from the peak of her industrial dominance in 1840 to her eclipse by the surging economies of Germany and the United States. Their discussion brings a new methodological challenge to the field of economic history and a new interpretation of the British economy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives by Stephen Thomas Ziliak( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 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
The Economic history of Britain since 1700 by Roderick Floud( Book )

59 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studieboek in eerste instantie voor 1e en 2e jaars universitaire studenten over de groei van Engeland tot belangrijkste economische werldmacht
Bourgeois dignity : why economics can't explain the modern world by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bourgeois Dignity retells the story of modern economic growth, recasting what we thought we knew from 1776 to the present. McCloskey tests the traditional stories against what actually happenedùand the usual stories don't work very well. Not Marx and his classes. Not Max Weber and his Protestants. Not Fernand Braudel and his Mafia-style capitalists. Not Douglass North and his institutions. Not the mathematical theories of endogenous growth. Not the left wing's theory of working-class struggle, nor the right wing's theory of spiritual decline. What works is "rhetoric." What people said about markets and innovation changed in Holland and then England and then the world. --Book Jacket
If you're so smart : the narrative of economic expertise by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty, accessible, and revealing book, McCloskey demystifies economic theory and practice to show that behind the economists claim to certainty is the ancient art of storytelling. If You're So Smart will engage, enlighten, and empower anyone trying to evaluate the experts who stand ready to engineer our lives. "Writing with delicious wit and great seriousness."--Publishers Weekly. "Mr. McCloskey is more interesting on an uninspired day than most of his peers can manage at their very best."--Peter Passell, New York Times
The Economic history of Britain since 1700( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studieboek in eerste instantie bedoeld voor 1e en 2e jaars universitaire studenten over de bloeiperiode van de economische macht en de opbouw na 1914
Knowledge and persuasion in economics by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McCloskey's books, The rhetoric of economics (1985) and If you're so smart (1990) have been widely discussed. In Knowledge and persuasion in economics he converses with his critics, suggesting that they too can gain from knowing their rhetoric. The humanistic and mathematical approaches to economics, says McCloskey, fit together in a new "interpretive" economics. Along the way he places economics within the sciences, examines the role of mathematics in the field, replies to critics from the left, right and centre, and shows how economics can take again a leading place in the conversation of humankind. This highly readable book offers an insider's guide to the intersection of economics and philosophy
The applied theory of price by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things. Being hired by famously reclusive music producer Odi Huron to find a teenybop pop star should be her ticket out of Zoo City, the festering slum of the criminal underclass. Set in a wildly re-imagined Johannesburg, it mixes refugees, crime, the music industry, African magic and the nature of sin
The Consequences of economic rhetoric by Robert M Solow( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 552 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
The Rhetoric of the human sciences : language and argument in scholarship and public affairs( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bourgeois equality : how ideas, not capital or institutions, enriched the world by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 522 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
Economic maturity and entrepreneurial decline; British iron and steel, 1870-1913 by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of historical economics to 1980 by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 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
Economical writing by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be human-- though an economist by Deirdre N McCloskey( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 386 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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The rhetoric of economics
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The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerceSecond thoughts : myths and morals of U.S. economic historyEnterprise and trade in Victorian Britain : essays in historical economicsEssays on a mature economy: Britain after 1840The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and livesThe Economic history of Britain since 1700Bourgeois dignity : why economics can't explain the modern worldIf you're so smart : the narrative of economic expertise
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Ντέιρντρε ΜακΚλόσκι

Диърдра Макклоски

Макклоски, Дейдра

دیردری مک‌کلوسکی اقتصاددان آمریکایی

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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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