Deirdre McCloskey, a professor at the University of Chicago at Illinois, is set to be honored by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a leading Washington DC free market/libertarian think tank, with its annual Julian Simon Award at a major dinner event in June.
Deirdre McCloskey teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A well-known economist and historian and rhetorician, she has written sixteen books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues. She is known as a “conservative” economist, Chicago-School style.
The conservative CEI advocates for several issues and causes that are associated with the right, like skepticism about climate change, shrinking the size of government, and opposing federal regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley.