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Balch, Emily Greene (1867–1961)


  • Robert W. Dimand


The American economist, sociologist and pacifist Emily Greene Balch shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for the same anti-war activism for which she was not reappointed as a full professor of economics and sociology at Wellesley College in 1918. She was also notable as a defender of the economic, social and cultural benefits of ethnically diverse immigration, at a time when many economists wished to restrict immigration.

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  • Robert W. Dimand, 2010. "Balch, Emily Greene (1867–1961)," The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:dofeco:v:4:year:2010:doi:3837

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    academic freedom; economics in USA; immigration; pacifism; women in economics;

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    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals


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