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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.

Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury

Richard A. Lobdell


(1919), The Wages of Men and Women: Should They Be Equal?, London: Fabian Society. (1926), My Apprenticeship, London: Longmans, Green. (1928), ‘The Discovery of the Consumer’, in Self and Society, First Twelve Essays: Social and Economic Problems from the Neglected Point of View of the Consumer, London: Ernest Benn. (1931), A New Reform Bill, London: Fabian Society (Fabian Tract 236). (1948), Our Partnership, Barbara Drake and Margaret I. Cole (eds), London: Longmans, Green. (1978), The Letters of Sidney and Beatrice Webb (with Sidney Webb), N. Mckenzie (ed.), 3 vols, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (1982–85), The Diary of Beatrice Webb, N. Mackenzie and J. Mackenzie (eds), 4 vols, London: Virago. Other sources and references Beilharz, Peter and Chris Nyland (eds) (1998), The Webbs, Fabianism and Feminism: Fabianism and the Political Economy of Everyday Life, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. Cole, G.D.H. (1943), ‘Beatrice Webb as an Economist’, Economic Journal, 53(4): 422–37. Fiala, Robert D. (1988), ‘WEBB, Martha Beatrice Potter (1858–1943)’, in Biographical Dictionary of Modern British Radicals Vol. 3: 1870–1914, L–Z ed. Joseph O. Baylen and Norbert J. Grossman, Brighton: Wheatsheaf. Hamilton, Mary Agnes (1959), ‘WEBB, (Martha) Beatrice (1858–1943)’, under ‘WEBB, Sidney James’, Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Radice, Lisanne (1984), Beatrice and Sidney Webb, New York: St Martin’s Press. Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury (1876–1933) Helen Laura Sumner was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on 12 March 1876, the only daughter and second child of Katherine Eudora (Marsh) Sumner and...

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