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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Vera Cao Pinna

Graziella Fornengo


343 nomics, Kjeld Philip, and both became prominent politicians as members of the Social–Liberal Party. Kjeld Philip was Minister of Trade and Economic Affairs from 1957 to 1964, while Grethe Philip was a Member of the Danish Parliament from 1960 to 1979, and a member of the parliamentary finance committee from 1962 to 1978. She also served on a number of important commissions (for example on pensions in 1961, on social reform 1964–72, and on women’s issues 1965–74). She was a member of the Board of the Danish Central Bank between 1968 and 1971. In 1944 Grethe Philip had a daughter, Bodil Philip, who received her degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1971. She has since worked in the Prisons Service and has since 1989 been governor of a prison. She has been member of a number of commissions on criminal policy and criminal research. Bodil Philip had a daughter in 1973: Signe Philip. She is currently completing her degree in economics from the University of Aarhus, and thus represents the fourth generation of female economists in this family. NIELS KÆRGÅRD Vera Cao Pinna (1909–86) Vera Cao Pinna was born in Siliqua (Sardinia) on 23 December 1909 and died in Rome on 11 June 1986. She spent most of her life in Rome, living with her mother and sister Maria because neither of the two sisters ever married. After receiving her degree in economics with a dissertation in economic statistics under...

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