The Women Who Made Modern Economics
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: 500g
- Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 28 mm