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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.

Sophonisba Breckinridge

Claire Holton Hammond


81 (1958), ‘Individual incomes and the structure of consumer units’, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 48(2), 269–78. (1965), ‘Age and the income distribution’, Research Report no. 8, US Social Security Administration. (1966), ‘Price deflators for final product estimates’, Studies in Income and Wealth, vol. 30: Output, Employment, and Productivity in the United States After 1800. Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, New York: National Bureau of Economic Research. (1971), ‘The statistical approach: the input–output system’, in G.R. Taylor and L.F. Ellsworth (eds), Approaches to American Economic History, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. Reference Reid, M. (1987), ‘Brady, Dorothy Stahl’, in J. Eatwell, M. Milgate and P. Newman (eds), The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, London: Macmillan. Sophonisba Breckinridge (1866–1948) Sophonisba Breckinridge, scion of two distinguished Kentucky families and the first woman to pass the Kentucky bar, was also the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in political science and economics at the University of Chicago (in 1901), and the first woman to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (in 1904) from the University of Chicago School of Law. Armed with these degrees she went on to forge a remarkable career for herself at the University of Chicago, beginning in 1902 teaching one economics course in the Department of Political Economy and retiring in 1942 as Professor of Social Economy and the Samuel Deutsch Professor of Public Welfare Administration. Along the way she was instrumental in transforming and integrating the independent Chicago School...

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