Deirdre N. McCloskey is distinguished professor of economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Among her many books are The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity, Bourgeois Equality, Crossing: A Memoir; The Secret Sins of Economics; and If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
"If you want to be read (and who doesn't) and be remembered (better
yet), Economical Writing is for you. This entertaining
volume will teach you how to write meaningful and joyful economics.
A dose of McCloskey banishes the dismal from the 'dismal science.'
McCloskey is the Strunk and White of economics, and Economical
Writing should be required reading for all
economists."--Claudia Goldin, Harvard University "Southern Economic
"The book delights because it demonstrates--clearly, persuasively, enjoyably--the importance of paying attention to rules and rhythms in one's writing. . . . Style guides that succeed in encouraging writers to rethink approaches, to try something new, or to disrupt staid routines are style guides we need. Writers should check out Economical Writing, and editors should recommend it. Your future readers will be thankful."-- "Journal of Scholarly Publishing"