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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Alice Hanson Jones

Evelyn L. Forget


(1904–86) Alice Hanson was born in Seattle on 7 November 1904 to Olof Hanson and Agatha Marie (Teigel) Hanson. She earned an AB in 1925 from the University of Washington where she served as a teaching fellow in 1927–28 and earned an MA in 1928. She married Homer Jones on 21 April 1930 and subsequently bore three children: Robert Hanson, Richard John and Douglas Coulthurst. Her career included both academic appointments and work for various government agencies. In 1930, she served as assistant editor of The Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, and then in 1931 became a researcher and writer for the President’s Committee on Social Trends in New York City. She worked as an economist in the Cost of Living Division of the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington from 1934 until 1944, and then in the Bureau of the Budget from 1945 until 1948. In 1957 she became Secretary of the Committee on National Accounts at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Washington, and from 1958 until 1961 served as a supervising economist in the Consumer and Food Economics Research Division of the Department of Agriculture in Washington. Jones became a lecturer in economics at Washington University in St Louis in 1963. After earning a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1968, she became an assistant professor and an associate professor in 1971. In 1973 she became an adjunct professor at the University of Washington, a post she held until she retired in 1977....

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