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Speaker Series to Host Award-Winning Economist

St. Lawrence University will host world-renowned economist Deirdre McCloskey at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in Hepburn Hall, room 218.

McCloskey’s lecture, “Humane Libertarianism: A New American Liberalism,” is free and open to the public.

An economist, historian and rhetorician, McCloskey the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed academic articles and 17 books, including Economical Writing: A Memoir and most recently Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, the third volume in the trilogy The Bourgeois Era.

McCloskey earned a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, from where she retired as the distinguished professor of economics, history, English and communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

The event is part of the Department of Economics Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy and is funded by the Charles Koch Foundation.

For more information, contact the Department of Economics at 315-229-5430.