BOONE—Dr. Deirdre N. McCloskey will be the keynote speaker at the Appalachian Spring – Tenth Annual Conference in World History and Economics held April 10-11 at Appalachian State University.
The interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars who present research and discuss topics related to world history and economics. This year’s theme is “History and Nature of Capitalism.”
Registration is $100 for faculty and $50 for students not affiliated with Appalachian. Registration for students and faculty from Appalachian is free. For more information, visit http://history.appstate.edu/news-events/appalachian-spring-conference-0.
McCloskey’s talk, “The Modern World Came out of Ethics,” will begin at 10:10 a.m. April 11 in Plemmons Student Union’s Linville Falls Room. A question and answer session will follow.
She also will speak Thursday, April 9, at 3 p.m. on “Use and Misuse of Statistical Methods. Her talk will be in Anne Belk Hall Room 118.
McCloskey is a leading specialist in the methodology of economics and economic history, history of capitalism, ethics and markets, industrial revolutions, and long-run economic growth. She has written 16 books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and ethics.
Her latest book is titled “Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World.” McCloskey is a distinguished professor of economics, history, English and communications, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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