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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.

Kate Sheppard

Prue Hyman


Blaug, Mark (1985), Economic Theory in Retrospect, 4th edn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hammond, Claire (1993), ‘American women and the professionalization of economics’, Review of Social Economy, 51, Fall, 347–70. Hutchison, Terence (1988), Before Adam Smith: The Emergence of Political Economy. 1662– 1776, Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Leonard, John (ed.) (1914), Women’s Who’s Who in America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the U.S. and Canada, 1914–1915, New York: American Commonwealth Co. Mitchell, Wesley C. (1902), ‘Review of Hannah Sewall’s The Theory of Value Before Adam Smith’, Journal of Political Economy, 11, December, 144–5. Kate Sheppard (Catherine Wilson Sheppard, née Malcolm) (1847–1934) Brief biography Kate Sheppard, born in Liverpool, was one of five children of lawyer and musician, Andrew Wilson Malcolm, and Jemima Crawford Souter, both of Scottish ancestry. Widowed young, Jemima emigrated to New Zealand with Kate, then aged about 21, and other family members, to join her older married daughter. Kate married businessman Walter Sheppard two years later, spending the remainder of her 86 years based in Christchurch, although with several trips back to England for both personal and international suffrage and women’s movement business. Kate and Walter had one son, Douglas, born in 1880. From 1885 onwards, following a visit to New Zealand by Mary Leavitt representing the women’s Christian Temperance Union of the USA, Kate Sheppard devoted most of her energy over 40 years to the battles for equality for women, including a large body of journalism and other writing, and...

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