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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.

Jean Trepp McKelvey

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O’Donnell, Margaret (1983), ‘Harrier Martineau: a popular early economics educator’, Journal of Economic Education, 14(4): 59–64. Pichanick, V. (1980), Harriet Martineau: the Woman and Her Work, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Polkinghorn, B. and D.L. Thomson (1998), Adam Smith’s Daughters, revised edn, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, US: Edward Elgar. Shackleton, J.R. (1990), ‘Jane Marcet and Harriet Martineau: pioneers of economics education’, History of Education, 19: 283–97. Webb, R.K. (1960), Harriet Martineau, a Radical Victorian, London: Heinemann. Webb, R.K. (1987), ‘Harriet Martineau’, in J. Eatwell, M. Milgate and P. Newman (eds), The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, London: Macmillan. Jean Trepp McKelvey (1908–98) Jean Trepp McKelvey was an innovative teacher–scholar–practitioner of economics, whose commitment to social change and to education influenced all aspects of her professional life. This interplay between learning, thinking and doing not only led McKelvey to a distinguished career as an economist, but also provides contemporary feminist economists with ideas for reconceiving economic practice and education. Jean Carol Trepp was born on 9 February 1908 in Saint Louis, Missouri, to Samuel and Blanche (Goodman) Trepp. In 1925, she entered Wellesley College, where she majored in economics. While at Wellesley, Trepp received numerous college honours, including the Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize, the New York Times Current Event Prize, a Durant Scholar award and Phi Beta Kappa induction in her junior year. Additionally, Trepp earned Honors in Economics and was awarded the prestigious Hart, Shaffner & Marx Prize for Undergraduate...

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