Deirdre N. McCloskey
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Internationally renowned economist Deirdre McCloskey is distinguished professor of history, English, and economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. McCloskey is the recipient of numerous fellowships and research grants, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (1983) and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1984).

Deirdre McCloskey was educated at Harvard and has written 12 books and many articles, including The Rhetoric of Economics and The Vices of Economists--The Virtues of the Bourgeoisie. Her Crossing: A Memoir chronicles her 1995 gender change and the process of transformation from Donald McCloskey to Deirdre McCloskey.