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Distinguished Women Economists (Hardback)
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Distinguished Women Economists (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/10/2003
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Women are vital members of the economics profession, yet they have traditionally received scant recognition for their work. This volume provides information on 51 remarkable women in the profession. They come from all areas of economics-academia, the business world, public policy-and include those who are currently active as well as 19th-century pioneers in the field. Entries cover biographical information, as well as the subjects' work, providing a unique guide to the many and varied contributions these women have made to economics. Joan Robinson was one of the most significant economists of the 20th century. Juanita Morris Kreps was Secretary of Commerce under Jimmy Carter. And forecasting guru Abbey Joseph Cohen appears regularly on PBS, CNN, and CNBC. Women are vital members of the economics profession, yet they have traditionally received scant recognition for their work. This volume provides information on 51 remarkable women in the profession. They come from all areas of economics-academia, the business world, public policy-and include those who are currently active as well as 19th-century pioneers in the field. Entries cover biographical information, as well as the subjects' work, providing a unique guide to the many and varied contributions these women have made to economics. Seeking to provide balanced coverage, this book covers accomplished and emerging economists, living and deceased individuals, and women from all philosophical perspectives and economic areas. Some have worked in several areas. Kathleen Bell Cooper, for instance, was Chief Economist at Exxon Corporation and is now Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, while Marina Whitman, now with the University of Michigan Business School, was a senior executive with General Motors and the first woman appointed to the President's Council of Economic Advisors. Others have spent their career in academia. All have been prolific writers, as their entries document, and all made their mark on economics. This book is a testament to their achievements.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313303319
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 738 g
Dimensions: 255 x 180 x 23 mm


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"James Cicarelli and Julianne Cicarelli provide biographies of 51 women who have made significant advances in and contributions to the field of economics....An interesting, well-written introduction details the selection process and how the process differed from earlier works on women economists, describes the field of economics and its subfields, and places the biographees within that structure and within the history of economics....Recommended. Public and academic library collections, lower-division undergraduate through faculty."-Choice
"[A] valuable addition for larger collections, especially academic."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"[D]istinguished Women Economists nicely integrates primary source material within the information it presents....pulls information on 51 women into one easily accessible book....worth its price for any large public or academic library supporting programs in either women's studies or economics."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"�A� valuable addition for larger collections, especially academic."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"�D�istinguished Women Economists nicely integrates primary source material within the information it presents....pulls information on 51 women into one easily accessible book....worth its price for any large public or academic library supporting programs in either women's studies or economics."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?[A] valuable addition for larger collections, especially academic.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly
?[D]istinguished Women Economists nicely integrates primary source material within the information it presents....pulls information on 51 women into one easily accessible book....worth its price for any large public or academic library supporting programs in either women's studies or economics.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?James Cicarelli and Julianne Cicarelli provide biographies of 51 women who have made significant advances in and contributions to the field of economics....An interesting, well-written introduction details the selection process and how the process differed from earlier works on women economists, describes the field of economics and its subfields, and places the biographees within that structure and within the history of economics....Recommended. Public and academic library collections, lower-division undergraduate through faculty.?-Choice
"[A]s an invitation to young American women to think of economics as a discipline with a place for them, this engaging and readable book succeeds admirably."-Feminist Economics

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