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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.

Gertrud von Lovasy

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work highly topical. Lieser contributed some explanatory remarks to a reprint of Mueller’s ‘Versuche einer neuen Theorie des Geldes’ (Tests of a new theory of money) two years later. This volume was published in the series ‘Die Herdflamme’ (The Stove Flame) edited by Othmar Spann. Helene Lieser was a member of the Mises circle. At first she worked for the ‘Vereinigung österreichischer Banken und Bankiers’ (Association of Austrian banks and bankers) in Vienna between the wars. She had to leave Austria in 1938. For this reason she had married a man named Berger. In Switzerland Lieser devoted herself to victims of the Nazi aggression. According to Margit von Mises (1976, p. 52), Lieser was ‘one of the gifted participants in [Ludwig von Mises’s] seminar in Vienna. She was highly intelligent, practical minded and efficient … She must have been good looking when she was young. When I met her, times and circumstances had greatly changed her’. For many years, Helene Lieser was the secretary of the International Economic Association, based in Paris. She represented the organization at many international meetings. JÜRGEN NAUTZ Bibliography Selected writings by Helene Lieser (1920), ‘Währungspolitische Literatur der österreichischen Bankozettelperiode’, MS, University of Vienna dissertation. (1922), Adam H. Müller, Versuche einer neuen Theorie des Geldes. Mit erklärenden Anmerkungen versehen von Dr Helene Lieser (in the series Die Herdflamme. Sammlung der gesellschaftswissenschaftlichen Grundwerke aller Zeiten und Völker, edited by Prof. Dr Othmar Spann, 2 vols), Jena: G. Fischer. Other sources...

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