A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
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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.
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Mary Meynieu

Evelyn L. Forget

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306 Mary Meynieu Other sources and references Howe, Florence (1989), ‘Practical in her theories: Theresa McMahon 1878–1961’, in Geraldine Jonçich Clifford (ed.), Lone Voyagers: Academic Women in Coeducational Institutions, 1870– 1937, New York: The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, pp. 223–8. Page, Alfred N. (1976), ‘Teresa McMahon’s “Women and Economic Evolution”: a retrospective review’, Journal of Economic Literature, 14(1): 63–5. Mary Meynieu (d. 1877) Between 1837 and 1860, Mary Meynieu is credited with a number of works in religion and in economics. Her economic writing takes three forms. She is, in the style of Jane Marcet (q.v.), a textbook author, publishing in 1839 Elements d’économie politique, exposés dans une suite de dialogues entre un instituteur et son élève, à l’usage des écoles normales primaires (Elements of political economy, illustrated by a series of discussions between a teacher and a student, to be used in primary schools). She is a policy commentator, publishing in 1841 Du paupérisme anglais (On English pauperism). She is a critic and reviewer of the work of others, publishing in 1859 in the Journal des économistes ‘Observations sur l’économie politique, à propos du Manuel de M. Baudrillart’ (Observations on political economy, relevant to Baudrillart’s Manuel) and in 1860 Quelques mots sur le travail des femmes, à l’occasion d’un article de M. Jules Simon (A few words on women’s work, occasioned by an article by Jules Simon). Her theological interests are illustrated by another book aimed at...

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