We cordially invite you
to two lectures of prof. Deirdre Nansen McCloskey
, a full professor of economics, history, English philology and
communication. She currently works at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Prof. D.N. McCloskey between 1980-1986 was the editor of one of the most prestigious journals devoted to the economic history - Journal of Economic History, and for
Cambridge University Press co-editor of The Economic History of Britain, 1700-Present. So far, she has written a total of 23 books and 360 scientific articles. Last year,
her book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World, was published in Poland. The author presents and analyzes the most important findings of economic
historians regarding the causes of the industrial revolution and presents the author's interpretation of these events. The book took the third place in the competition for the best translation of
an economic book in Poland in the Economicus competition of "Dziennik Gazeta Prawna".
The Board of the Polish Economic Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ekonomiczne, PTE), Wrocław Branch, in cooperation with the Wrocław University of Economics invite you to a lecture
Metaphors economists live by
Saturday 8, 2018 at 17:00
ul. Łaciarska 28 in Wrocław, in the headquarter of the PTE Wrocław Branch.
Professor McCloskey is a full professor of economics, history, English philology and communication. She currently works at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her numerous achievements include,
first of all, works in the field of economic history as well as methodology and philosophy of economics. She became particularly famous for research in the field of cliometry and the introduction -
in the famous work Rhetoric of economics - of reflections on the role of rhetoric and language in the methodology of economics.
The lecture that you are invited to will largely deal with prof. D.N. McCloskey's second area of interest.
The Mises Institute and the Institute of Economics, WNE WUE invite you to a lecture
Why economists are wrong about industrial revolution?
Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 10:15
Wrocław University of Economics, building A, room 306
Books and articles on the history of the industrial revolution are full of attempts to indicate the causes of the industrial revolution. Fences, foreign trade, slavery and colonial exploitation,
black death or coal were indicated as key factors for development acceleration of the Great Britain at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. However, if we try to calculate exactly how much we
can assign to these factors, it will turn out that most of the development remains unexplained. What, then, escaped the economists attention studying the history of the industrial revolution?