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Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World by Deirdre N. McCloskey

Published By: Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 978-0-226-55665-9
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Stephen L. Parente of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.4.1230.r2
Review Pages: 1234-37

Book Review Abstract

Stephen L. Parente of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reviews "Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World" by Deirdre N. McCloskey. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins, "Presents an alternate perspective on the story of modern economic growth focusing on the ideas and rhetoric surrounding markets and innovation. Provides critiques of commonly held beliefs and stories about economic history. McCloskey is Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Index."


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Stephen L. Parente of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists
O40: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General


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