A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
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A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists

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.
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Käthe Bauer-Mengelberg

Claus-Dieter Krohn


25 Randall, Mercedes M. (1964), Improper Bostonian: Emily Greene Balch, Nobel Peace Laureate, 1946, New York: Twayne Publishers. New York Times (1961), Obituary of Emily Greene Balch, 11 January. Käthe Bauer-Mengelberg (1894–1968) Born 23 May 1894 at Krefeld, died 22 April 1968 at New York, Käthe BauerMengelberg was one of the representatives of the Heidelberg School. After starting her studies at Munich in 1914, as a student of Lujo Brentano, she switched to the University of Heidelberg, where she graduated in political economy and sociology in 1918, with a dissertation on the Financial Policy of the Social Democratic Party supervised by Salomon P. Altmann. Subsequently she worked, first, as assistant and later, after her habilitation in 1923 with a study On the Theory of Job Evaluation, as private lecturer at the Department of Economics at the Commercial College at Mannheim. In 1930, she was offered a Chair at the State Institute of Vocational Education at Frankfurt am Main, at which teachers for vocational schools were trained. In accordance with Paragraph 6 of the so-called National Socialist Law on the Restoration of the Civil Service, enacted in April 1933, she was dismissed on 1 March 1934, for reasons of ‘administrative rationalization’; however, this also mirrors the National Socialist aim of restricting women’s work. At the same time, she lost her venia legendi due to the break-up of the Commercial College at Mannheim. Because she had been a civil servant only for a short period of time, she was...

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