[formerly Donald McCloskey]




  • Anthologies:

    • Measurement and Meaning in Economics: the Essential Deirdre McCloskey.  Edward Elgar, 2001.
    • Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics.  Cambridge: CUP, 1994.
  • Edited Works:

    • The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric.  Ed. McCloskey, Arjo Klamer, and Robert M. Solow.  Cambridge: CUP, 1988.
    • The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs.  Ed. McCloskey, John S. Nelson, and Allan Megill.  Madison: U of Wisconsin, 1987. 
  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2010.
    • The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives.  By McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2008.
    • "Sliding Into PoMo-ism from Samuelsonianism."  Rethinking Marxism (2008): .
    • The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.
    • "The Demoralization of Economics: Can We Recover from Bentham and Return to Smith?"  Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Economics, and the Law.  Ed. Ed. Martha Fineman and Terence Dougherty.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2005.
    • The Secret Sins of Economics.  2002.
    • "You Shouldn't Want a Realism if You Have a Rhetoric."  Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Rhetoric.  Ed. Uskali Mäki.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.
    • Crossing: a Memoir.  2000.
    • "Big Rhetoric, Little Rhetoric: Gaonkar on the Rhetoric of Science."  Rhetorical Hermeneutics, Invention and Interpretation in the Age of Science.  Ed. Alan G. Gross and William M. Keith.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1997.  101-112.
    • "The Rhetoric of Disagreement."  Rethinking Marxism 2 (1989): 140-161.
      • Why Economists Disagree.  Ed. D. H. Prychitko.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1998.
    • The Vices of Economists; the Virtues of the Bourgeoisie.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997.

    • "Economics and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge."  Rethinking Knowledge: Reflections Across the Disciplines.  Ed. Robert Goodman and Walter Fisher.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1995. 
    • "Metaphors Economists Live By."  Social Research 62.2 (1995): 215-237.
    • "Modern Epistemology against Analytic Philosophy: a Reply to Maki."  Journal of Economic Literature 33.3 (1995): 1319-1323 .
    • "How Economists Persuade."  Journal of Economic Methodology 1.1 (1994): 15-32.
    • "How to Do a Rhetorical Analysis of Economics, and Why."  Economic Methodology.  Ed. Roger Backhouse.  London: Routledge, 1994.  319-342.
    • "Platonic Insults: 'Rhetorical.'"  Common Knowledge 2.2 (1993): 23-32.
    • "The Rhetoric of this Economics."  Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics.  Cambridge: CUP, 1994.  38-52 .
    • '"The Rhetoric of Economic Expertise."  The Recovery of Rhetoric: Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences.  Ed. Richard H. Roberts and J. M. M. Good.  Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 1993.  137-147.
    • "Accounting as the Master Metaphor of Economics."  European Accounting Review 1.1 (1992): 145-160.
    • "The Rhetoric of Finance."  The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance.  New York: Palgrave, 1992.  350-352.
    • "Ancients and Moderns [Presidential Address, Social Science History Association, Washington, DC, 1989]."  Social Science History 14.3 (1991): 289-303.
    • "Economic Science: a Search through the Hyperspace of Assumptions?"  Methodus 3.1 (1991): 6-16.
    • "History, Differential Equations, and the Problem of Narration."  History and Theory 30.1 (1991): 21-36.
    • "Agon and Ag Ec: Styles of Persuasion in Agricultural Economics."  American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72 (1990): 1124-1130.
    • "Their Blackboard, Right or Wrong: a Comment on Contested Exchange."  Politics and Society 18.2 (1990): 223-232.
    • If You're So Smart: the Narrative of Economic Expertise.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.
    • "The Rhetoric of Political Economy."  Political Economy to Economics and Back?.  Ed. James H. Nichols, Jr. and Colin Wright.  San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, 1990.  155-174.
    • "Mere Style in Economics Journals, 1920 to the Present."  Economic Notes 20.1 (1991): 135-148.
    • "Storytelling in Economics."  Narrative in Culture.  London: Routledge, 1990.  5-22.
      • Economics and Hermeneutics.  Ed. Don C. Lavoie.  London: Routledge, 1990.   61-75.
    • "The Dismal Science and Mr. Burke: Economics as a Critical Theory."   The Legacy of Kenneth Burke.  Ed. H. W. Simons and T. Melia.  Wisconsin: U of Wisconsin P, 1989.  99-114.
    • "Formalism in Economics, Rhetorically Speaking."  Ricerche Economiche 43.1-2 (1989): 57-75.
    • "Splenetic Rationalism: Hoppe's Review of Chapter 1 of The Rhetoric of Economics."  Market Process 7.1 (1989): 34-41.
    • "The Very Idea of Epistemology: a Comment on Hausman and McPherson's 'Standards.'"  Economics and Philosophy 5 (1989): 1-6.
    • "Why I Am No Longer a Positivist."  Review of Social Economy 47.3 (1989): 225-238.
    • "The Consequences of Rhetoric."  The Consequences of Rhetoric.  Ed. McCloskey, Arjo Klamer and Robert M. Solow.  Cambridge: CUP, 1988.  280-294.
    • "Economics in the Human Conversation."  The Consequences of Rhetoric.  Ed. McCloskey, Arjo Klamer and Robert M. Solow.  Cambridge: CUP, 1988.  3-20.
    • "The Limits of Expertise: If You're So Smart, Why Ain't You Rich?"  The American Scholar 57.3 (1988): 393-406.
    • "The Rhetoric of Law and Economics."  Michigan Law Review 86.4 (1988): 752-767.
    • "The Storied Character of Economics."  Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 101.4 (1988): 543-654.
    • "Thick and Thin Methodologies in the History of Economic Thought."   The Popperian Legacy in Economics.  Ed. Neil de Mari.  Cambridge: CUP, 1988.  245-257.
    • "Towards a Rhetoric of Economics."  The Boundaries of Economics, Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy.  Ed. G. C. Winston and R. F. Teichgraeber III.  Cambridge: CUP, 1988.  13-29 
    • "Rhetoric."  The New Palgrave: a Dictionary of Economic Thought and Doctrine.  London: Macmillan, 1987.
    • "The Rhetoric of Economic Development: Rethinking Development Economics."  Cato Journal 7 (1987): 249-54.
    • "The Rhetoric of History."  The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences.  Ed. McCloskey, Allan Megill and John S. Nelson.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1987.  221-238.
    • "Rhetoric of Inquiry."  The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs.  Ed. McCloskey, John S. Nelson, and Allan Megill.  Madison: U of Wisconsin, 1987.  3-18.
    • "Economics as a Historical Science."  Economic History and the Modern Economist.  Ed. William Parker.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.  63-69.
    • "The Rhetoric of Economics."  Social Science 71.2-3 (1986): 97-102 [prepared by Frank Moore from a talk at the Institute in Social Science, University of North Carolina, Jan 1986].
    • The Writing of Economics.  New York: Macmillan, 1986.
    • "Economical Writing."  Economic Inquiry 24.2 (1985): 187-222.
    • "The Problem of Audience in Historical Economics: Rhetorical Thoughts on a Text by Robert Fogel."  History and Theory 24.1 (1985): 1-22.
    • The Rhetoric of Economics.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1985.
    • "The Literary Character of Economics."  Daedalus 113.3 (1984): 97-119.
    • "The Rhetoric of Economics."  Journal of Economic Literature 21.2 (1983): 481-517.
  • Selected Interviews:
    • "A Conversation with McCloskey About Rhetoric."  Eastern Economic Journal (Oct-Dec 1985): 293-296.




  • Anthologies:


  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Balak, Benjamin.  McCloskey's Rhetoric: Discourse Ethics in Economics.  London: Routledge, 2005.



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