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Social Science and Public Policy

Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics with Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

April 8, 2019 at 4:00pm5:30pm EDT

Maxwell Hall, Maxwell Auditorium

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“What Might be Wrong with Behavioral Economics”, a lecture with Deirdre Nansen McCloskey.

McCloskey was formerly Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, Adjunct in Classics and Philosophy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained in the 1960s at Harvard as an economist, she has written 18 books and about 400 scholarly articles and numerous journalistic pieces on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, political theory, ethics, and law. She is known as a conservative, Chicago-School style economist (she taught in Economics at the University of Chicago from 1968 to 1980), but describes herself as “a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man.” She routinely challenges convention opinion in economics, history, and their methods.

The Volcker Chair was endowed by Robert Menschel, senior director at Goldman Sachs Group and trustee emeritus of Syracuse University. Leonard Burman, the Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, hosts the Paul Volcker Lecture and Symposium.

Sponsored by the Center for Policy Research.

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This event was first published on April 10, 2019 and last updated on April 24, 2019.

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