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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.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Mary Ann Dimand


Hammond, J.L. and B. Hammond (1920), The Skilled Labourer, 1760–1832, London: Longmans Green. Hartwell, R.M. (1971), The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth, London: Methuen. Leontief, W. (1941), The Structure of the American Economy, 1919–1939: An Empirical Application of Equilibrium Analysis, New York: Oxford University Press. Peixotto, J.B. (1927), Getting and Spending at the Professional Standard of Living: A Study of the Costs of an Academic Life, New York: Macmillan. Peixotto, J.B. (1929), ‘How workers spend a living wage: a study of eighty-two typographers’ families in San Francisco’, University of California Publications in Economics no. 5. Thomas, J.J. (1992), ‘Income distribution and the estimation of the consumption function: an historical analysis of the early arguments’, History of Political Economy, 24, Spring, 155– 81. Webb, S. and B. Webb (1927), English Local Government, Volume 7. English Poor Law History, Part I. The Old Poor Law, London: Longmans Green. Working, E.J. (1927), ‘What do “statistical demand” curves show?’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 41, May, 212–35. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) Although Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a notorious public figure in her day and despite a review article in the Journal of Political Economy (Hill, 1904), her work was neglected from her death in 1935 until her rediscovery in 1956 by historian Carl Degler, and has only recently become a focus of interest for feminist economists. Margaret O’Donnell (1985, 1994), Ulla Grapard (1996), Dimand (1995) and others have examined her writing, which consists of valuable and original economic analyses of...

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