Economist Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey speaking in Washington DC in 2015 (© Gage Skidmore)

Dheera Sujan meets the internationally renowned economist Deirdre McCloseky, at the time holding the Tinbergen Chair at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University. Professor McCloskey started life as Donald, fathered two children and at 53, and then decided to cross genders. The programme focuses on this remarkable change as well as on the position of female economists among so many male colleagues. 

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: May 23, 1996