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Save the date: Deirdre McCloskey at IMCA


We will start this semester’s IMCA seminar series with a particular highlight. Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Professor of Economic History at Gothenburg University, will come to Lugano to give a talk about Ethics, Bourgeois Virtues and Economics. 

Monday, 19. March, 16.30 – 18.00, room A 22.

“Deirdre McCloskey is a well-known economist, with a reputation for originality or, depending on how you like to see it, being a maverick renegade. She is a neoclassical Chicago economic historian by training. But she has been asking about the rhetorical underpinnings of economics for some time. […]

She argues that capitalism, far from being immoral as much of the left think, or amoral as many libertarians believe, is in fact

fully compatible with human and ethical flourishing. And its record on actually encouraging flourishing is much better than the alternatives.”
(from Big Sky Ideas)