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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.

Emily Greene Balch

Robert W. Dimand


21 Baker’s studies of protective labour legislation, the challenge to organized labour presented to technological change in the workplace, and women in industry demonstrated a strong conviction that economics must be relevant and useful in the analysis of social, political and industrial problems. However, they also reveal that she was convinced that to be relevant and useful, economics needed to develop methods and practices which were holistic and that brought together analysis of factor markets, culture studies, management and industrial relations. An approach to social research and analysis which combined insights and perspectives drawn from these fields would preserve the requisite checks and balances between theory and praxis and ensure that economic analysis kept its feet on the ground. CHRIS NYLAND MARK RIX Bibliography Selected writings by Elizabeth Faulkner Baker (1925), Protective Labor Legislation with Special Reference to Women in the State of New York, New York: Columbia University Press (AMS Press, 1969). (1933), Displacement of Men by Machines, New York: Columbia University Press (Arno Press, 1977). (1957), Printers and Technology: A History of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants’ Union, New York: Columbia University Press. (1964), Technology and Women’s Work, New York: Columbia University Press. Other sources and references Nyland, Chris (1996), ‘Taylorism, John R. Commons, and the Hoxie Report’, Journal of Economic Issues, 30(4) December, 985–1016. Nyland, Chris (1998), ‘Taylorism and mutual gains’, Industrial Relations, 37(4): 519–42. Who’s Who in America: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women 1950– 1951, Chicago: The...

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