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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.

Margaret Good Myers

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(1979), Personal Management and Productivity in City Government (with Frank H. Sandifer), Lexington, MA: Lexington Books. (1979), Biomedical Research: Costs and Benefits: Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Books. (1979) (ed.), Proposition 13 and Its Consequences for Public Management, Cambridge, MA: Council for Applied Social Research with the assistance of ABT Books. Margaret Good Myers (b. 1899) The published works of Margaret G. Myers evidence exclusive scholarship in the complementary areas of money and financial institutions. Notably, her 1981 biographical information on record with the American Economics Association lists ‘population’ as a research focus. There exists little personal or even professional information on Myers. She gained her AB from Barnard College in 1920 and we know from the 1981 American Economics Association biography brief that she attended Columbia University as a graduate student, gaining her MA there in 1922. She was Director of Statistics, E. Harlem Nursing and Health Demonstration from 1923 to 1925. Her next position for which we have information is that of Professor of Economics at Vassar College, 1934–64, and then Professor Emeritus at the same institution from 1964 onwards. In the preface to her 1931 monograph, Myers acknowledges an intellectual debt to Professor H. Parker Willis (in whose seminar her work on the New York money market was carried forward). This book was prepared under the auspices of the Columbia University Council for Research in the Social Sciences and the supervision of the subcommittee on economics (composed of Professors R.C. McCrea, W.C. Mitchell and E.R.A. Seligman). This...

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