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Minnie Throop England
(1875–1941)1 Minnie Throop England presented her analysis of entrepreneurial promotion of new enterprises as the cause of crises and the business cycle in four major articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Political Economy from 1912 to 1915, and in earlier monographs in the University of Nebraska University Studies. Unusually for a woman economist of her time, she taught at a state university and worked on monetary and business cycle theory rather than on stereotypical ‘women’s issues’. Her work attracted favourable notice from Irving Fisher, Wesley Mitchell and Joseph Schumpeter, but her promising career was cut short following political upheavals at the University of Nebraska during World War I. Minnie Throop England, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, and married a classmate, who became a farmer. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and taught economics there as an assistant professor from 1906 until 1921. Her dissertation, ‘Church Government and Church Control’, was never published, and was unrelated to her later scholarship. At the University of Nebraska, she studied with the economist W.G. Langworthy Taylor, whose opinion of her work was presumably responsible for her hiring, for her publication in University Studies while she was still a student, and for a term she spent studying at the University of Chicago, with whose economics faculty Taylor had connections. Her 1907 University Studies essay on the inﬂuence of credit on the price level was reviewed the...
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