Fall 2022 David Kinley Lecture in Economics

The Economics Department is proud to announce Deirdre Nansen McCloskey as the Fall 2022 David Kinley Lecturer. The lecture will take place on November 29th from 3:30-4:45 pm in 141 Wohlers Hall.


Serious headshot of DKL lecturer Deirdre McCloskey
Deirdre McCloskey


Deirdre  holds the Isaiah Berlin Chair in Liberal thought at the Cato Institute, Washington, and is Emerita Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  The author of two dozen books, editor of nine more, she has written some five hundred scholarly and journalistic pieces in economics, economic history, rhetorical theory, philosophy of science, literary criticism, gender studies, theology, ethics, legal and  political theory, and statistical theory and practice.  Tenured in Economics at the University of Chicago in its glory days of the 1970s, she has taught and visited worldwide, as at Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.  She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and holds eleven honorary degrees.  She is an active public intellectual, writing for US and foreign newspapers and magazines .Entering her ninth decade, Deo volente, she lives in a busy retirement from regular teaching in Chicago, traveling widely to keynote conferences and deliver lectures.