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Women in Economics (Quizlet Revision Activity)

AS, A-Level, IB
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

Last updated 3 Mar 2019

The Economics profession needs great diversity not least in supporting and celebrating the research and policy work from leading female economists.

This quizlet activity encourages you to test your understanding of the contributions made to Economics over the years from a wide-range of superb economists.

Dambisa Moyo

Prominent critic of development aid for low-income economies

Elinor Ostrom

Nobel winner for work on how formal & informal institutions can protect common resources

Joan Robinson

Contemporary of Keynes, developed theory of imperfect competition and monopsony

Janet Yellen

First female head of the central banking system in the United States

Linda Yueh

Expert on the Chinese economy and globalisation

Carmen Reinhart

Macroeconomist - heavy cited work on fiscal austerity & government debt

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director of the IMF

Esther Duflo

Renowned Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics

Noreena Hertz

Professor of Globalization, Sustainability and Finance and expert on long-term global trends

Diane Coyle see also the Enlightened Economics blog

Professor with expertise on the economics of new technologies and measuring the digital economy

Mariana Mazzucato

Groundbreaking work in innovation and global income inequality. Author of The Entrepreneurial State

Claudia Goldin

Professor of Economics at Harvard, expert on gender economics

Christina Romer

Economic historian renowned for research work on the Great Depression in the 1930s

Melissa Dell

Harvard economist cited for work on causes of long term poverty and insecurity such as forced labour

Amy Finkelstein

Health economist who argues that even with subsidies, low-income people are still unlikely to buy health insurance

Edith Penrose

US economist best known for The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, which describes the ways which businesses grow

Kate Raworth

Known for the 'doughnut economy' - a model that balances between essential human needs and planetary boundaries.

Nancy Birdsall

Founding president of the Center for Global Development - prominent expert in aid economics

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