The Women Who Made Modern Economics (Hardback)
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Published: 26/10/2023
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A powerful anthology of the women of economic history with a progressive vision for a more prosperous economic future.

The Women Who Made Modern Economics rediscovers the stories of women whose contributions to economics have been overlooked for too long.

Rachel Reeves has written a passionate, powerful and inspiring book dedicated to the women economists who have shaped economics and those who will change it in the future. Drawing on her personal experience and relating it to the work of women past and present who - despite having played a key role in economic history - often go uncredited, Reeves explores the ideas of economic theorists such as Harriet Martineau, Mary Paley Marshall and Joan Robinson.

She also describes and analyses the contributions of today's policy makers like Janet Yellen, Gita Gopinath and Christine Lagarde, offering insight into how their work has influenced her. As the potential next Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the first female Chancellor after 800 years, Reeves outlines her vision for the future of the economy: a future in which growth is sustainable and inclusive with opportunities for all, not just a few at the top.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781399807449
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 28 mm


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Rachel Reeves writes to change not only "the narrative of economic history" to include leading women economists but also the very trajectory of economic policy by focusing on "everyday economics" of work, place and family. The Women who made Modern Economics provides the essential foundation for action in the new Age of Insecurity - Mark Carney, Former Governor of the Bank of England

These stories are surprising, enraging, uplifting, optimistic. Reeves recovers those women sidelined from the history of economics and spotlights the women working today to change the narrative of wealth and poverty. If you want to follow the money, start here - Jeanette Winterson

Every young woman who ever thought of economics as a "dry topic" should read Rachel Reeves thrilling, human account of how these brilliant pioneering women have changed our world for the better - Tina Brown

Here's a sweeping history of economic thinking, but its real revelations suggest what an extraordinary chancellor Rachel Reeves would be. Analysing a wide array of women economic thinkers, it's a deeper dive into Reeves's own thoughts and radical intentions than in any interview. I doubt any chancellor-in-waiting was ever both as erudite yet as practical on the economics of everyday lives. Or as good a writer - Polly Toynbee

A truly pioneering book . . . An important and original voice in the politics and economics of Britain - Harriet Harman, MP

This lucid, entertaining and meticulously researched book sets out comprehensively and compellingly the central role played by prominent female economists in shaping the foundations of economics and economic policy. By inspiring and encouraging future generations of female economists, it gives us hope that a new strain of economic policy can emerge, practical and inventive, able to rise to today's and tomorrow's challenges - Andy Haldane, CEO of the RSA

A wonderful book that shows us that women have been contributing to economic thinking all along. Rachel Reeves shows how having more female voices is good for economics and for society. Beautifully written, engaging storytelling and important lessons for policy-making - Minouche Shafik, President of Columbia University

I am ashamed that I did not know half of the extraordinary women in this book. Rachel reveals so many brilliant thinkers and leaders who have played a fundamental role in the creation of modern economies. I look forward to these hidden stars becoming household names - Martha Lane Fox, President of the British Chamber of Commerce

A lively book that highlights the importance of learning the lessons from history from the women who have shaped society in so many untold ways - Linda Yueh, author of THE GREAT CRASHES

Taken as a whole, Reeves's sisterly romp through economic history amounts to a more thoroughgoing exposition of her own politics and their analytical grounding than most of her peers could muster - Guardian

This is not a manifesto for revolutionary change, then, but it is a solid insight into the progressive politics we might expect if, in a few months' time, Reeves makes history and is granted the keys to No 11 - The Times

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“Did she write this?”

Pseudo-intellectual fluff which may have been copied from Wikipedia. Could have been written by AI as it is so robotic and predictable in it's unrelenting dreary woke-ness. A book about women who didn't... More

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“Riddled with plagerism”

Reeves was no doubt hoping The Women Who Made Modern Economics would burnish her credentials as a leading progressive thinker, someone with the vision and depth to remake the British economy. Instead, it appears... More

Hardback edition
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“Riddled with plagiarism”

Reeves was no doubt hoping The Women Who Made Modern Economics would burnish her credentials as a leading progressive thinker, someone with the vision and depth to remake the British economy. Instead, it appears... More

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