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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.

Katherine Bement Davis

Claire Holton Hammond


Bibliography Selected writings by Caroline A.F. Rhys Davids 131 (1893) ‘Fashion’, Economic Journal, 3 (September), 458–74. (1901), ‘Economic conditions in ancient India’, Economic Journal, 11 (September), 305–20. (1922), ‘Economic conditions according to early Buddhist literature’, Cambridge History of India, vol. 1, pp. 198–219. Other sources and references Fullbrook, Edward (1998), ‘Caroline Foley and the theory of intersubjective demand’, Journal of Economic Issues, 32(3), 709–31. Jayawardena, Kumari (1995), The White Woman’s Other Burden: Western Women and South Asia During British Colonial Rule, London and New York: Routledge. Palgrave, R.H. Inglis (ed.) (1894–99), Dictionary of Political Economy, London: Macmillan. Katherine Bement Davis (1860–1935) In 1900 Katherine Bement Davis became the first woman to earn her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago. By 1922 she was acclaimed by the National League of Women Voters as one of the 12 greatest living American women. Her journey from Chicago to national prominence is one of commitment to science and to the idea that the best way to approach society’s problems is via social and economic research into their underlying causes. Davis was born in 1860 in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Oscar and Francis Bement Davis. She graduated from Rochester Free Academy in 1879 and taught at Dunkirk High School to pay her way through Vassar where she studied science and mathematics. She graduated with honours in 1892. After graduation Davis spent a year studying food chemistry at Barnard and Columbia Colleges. In 1893 she...

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