Deirdre McCloskey received her B.A. in Economics from Harvard College (1964) and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University (1970). Since 1999 she is UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication University of Illinois at Chicago and since 2006 Research Professor of Social Thought, Academia Vitae, Deventer, The Netherlands. Professor McCloskey has written fourteen books and edited seven more, and has published some three hundred and sixty articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law.
She taught for twelve years in Economics at the University of Chicago, and describes herself now as a "postmodern free-market quantitative Episcopalian feminist Aristotelian."
Since 2009, Deirdre McCloskey is Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.