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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.

Michèle A. Pujol

Robert W. Dimand

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347 Michèle A. Pujol (1951–97) The death of Michèle Pujol has deprived feminist economists, historians of economic thought, and Canadian economists of an inspiring colleague and friend, who will be sorely missed. Born a French citizen, Michèle grew up in Tahiti, where her father was a colonial administrator, but she made her career in Canada. She brought dedication, insight and enthusiasm to her teaching in the Economics Department and Women’s Studies programme at the University of Manitoba (1980–88) and the Women’s Studies programme at the University of Victoria (1990–97). Michèle coordinated Women’s Studies at the University of Manitoba from 1984 until 1988, when she was not rehired. Her dissertation was completed the next year, while she worked at the checkout of a department store. She also remained an activist beyond campus, helping, for example, to organize Winnipeg’s first Gay/Lesbian Pride Marches and first Women’s Music Festival. Michèle’s eloquent published research touched an even broader audience than her teaching, community activism and conference participation. She combined meticulous scholarship with a profound commitment to illuminating the role of women in the economy and in economics. Her 1989 doctoral dissertation at Simon Fraser University formed the basis of her path-breaking book, Feminism and Anti-Feminism in Early Economic Thought (1992), and of her keynote address, ‘Into the Margin!’ (1995a), to the first Out of the Margin conference on feminist economics. This research greatly extended the scope of the history of economics in two directions. She...

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