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A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists

A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists

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Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand and Evelyn L. Forget

This major original reference work includes over one hundred specially commissioned articles on the lives and writings of women who made significant contributions to economics. It sheds new light on the rich, but too often neglected, heritage of women’s analysis of economic issues and participation in the discipline of economics. In addition to those who wrote in English, some notable Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Swedish women economists are included. This book will transform widely-held views about the past role of women in economics, and will stimulate further research in this exciting but underdeveloped field. It is dedicated to the memory of Michèle Pujol, a pioneer in the field.

Shirley Ann Montag Almon

Christopher McDonough-Dumler


11 Notes 1. Gordon, Wendell, Forest Hill and C. Patton Blair, ‘In Memorium: Ruth Alice Allen’, Documents and Minutes of the General Faculty, University of Texas at Austin, 1980. 2. See for example Joan M. Jensen, ‘Cloth, Butter, and Boarders: Women’s Household Production for the Market’, Review of Radical Political Economics, vol. 12, no. 2 (1980); Susan A. Mann, ‘Slavery, Sharecropping, and Sexual Inequality’, Signs, vol. 14, no. 4 (1989); and Carolyn E. Sachs, The Invisible Farmers: Women in Agricultural Production (1983). Additionally, Allen has also been referenced recently for her historical/archival work particularly East Texas Lumber Workers and The Great Southwest Strike. Selected writings by Ruth Alice Allen (1933; repr. 1975), The Labor of Women in the Production of Cotton, New York: Arno Press (reprint of Allen’s 1933 doctoral dissertation). (1941), Chapters in the History of Organized Labor in Texas, Austin: The University of Texas Publication, 15 November. (1942), The Great Southwest Strike, Austin: The University of Texas Publication, 8 April. (1961), East Texas Lumber Workers: An Economic and Social Picture, 1870–1950, Austin: University of Texas Press. Shirley Ann Montag Almon (1935–75)1 The pioneer of the applied econometric technique known as the ‘Almon distributed lag’ was born on 6 February 1935 and died on 27 September 1975. Born in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, to Harold and Dorothea Pflueger Montag, Shirley Almon graduated from Goucher College, Baltimore in 1956 and from Harvard University in 1964 with a Ph.D. in economics. Her first appointment was teaching at both Harvard...

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