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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.

Elisabeth Caroline van Dorp

Henk W. Plasmeijer


notwithstanding, Dessauer doubted whether it could be transferred to other economies, as it was the outcome of very specific historical developments. She emphasized the differences between the institutional links that exist, for example, between the financial and industrial sectors in Germany and in the UK, and she concluded that the English banking system could not be imported to Germany without disrupting long-term credit relations between banks and industrial firms. In her review of the German Banking Act of 1934 (1935) Dessauer pointed out that the German system of universal banking, on the other hand, was susceptible to ‘the authoritarian influence of the government’, even though the Act gave the impression to many observers that it could not but help to reestablish the principles of sound banking. More than six decades have passed since Dessauer’s prediction, but new information about the dark sides of the long-term credit relations between German banks, industrial firms and Hitler’s government still keeps coming to light. HANS-MICHAEL TRAUTWEIN Bibliography Selected works by Marie Dessauer (1933), Die Big Five. Zur Charakteristik der englischen Depositenbanken, Stuttgart: C.E. Poeschel. (1935), ‘The German Banking Act of 1934’, Review of Economic Studies, 2, 214–24. (1940a), ‘Unemployment Records, 1848–59’, Economic History Review, 10, 38–43. (1940b), ‘Monthly Unemployment Records, 1854–1892’, Economica, 7, 322–6. (1965), ‘Der Jahresabschluß von Aktiengesellschaften in Großbritannien’, in Der Jahresabschluß von Aktiengesellschaften in Europa und USA, I. Teil, edited by Ausschuß für wirtschaftliche Verwaltung (AWV), Berlin, pp. 59–105. (1967), ‘Das...

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