If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise

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University of Chicago Press, May 15, 1992 - Business & Economics - 190 pages
In this witty, accessible, and revealing book, Deirdre McCloskey demystifies economic theory and practice to show that behind the economists claim to certainty is the ancient art of storytelling. If You're So Smart will engage, enlighten, and empower anyone trying to evaluate the experts who stand ready to engineer our lives.

"Writing with delicious wit and great seriousness."—Publishers Weekly. "

"McCloskey is more interesting on an uninspired day than most of her peers can manage at their very best."—Peter Passell, New York Times

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About the author (1992)

Deirdre N. McCloskey is John F. Murray Professor of Economics and professor of history at the University of Iowa. Her books include The Applied Theory of Price and The Rhetoric of Economics.

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