The College of Charleston will present two lectures from economist and writer Deirdre McCloskey on March 1, 2012.

Her first lecture is entitled ““Crossing, A Memoir: Adventures of a New Woman in Academic Life”.  It will be held at 11:00 a.m. in room227
of the Addleston Library.  This lecture is sponsored by the College of Charleston Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process, The
College of Charleston English Department, and College of Charleston Women’s and Gender Studies.

Her second lecture will be entitled “Why (Non-Austrian) Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World”.  She will present this lecture at 2:00p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium inside the School of Business Beatty Center. This lecture is part of the BB&T Free Market Process Speaker Series.

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

McCloskey is a Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written fourteen books and has published over 360 articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric feminism, ethics, and law.