The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
| Editors: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Balch, Emily Greene (1867–1961)

  • Robert W. Dimand
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_2912

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Academic freedom Economics in USA Immigration Pacifism Women in economics 

JEL Classifications

B31 
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Bibliography

  1. Randall, M.M. 1964. Improper Bostonian: Emily Greene Balch, Nobel peace laureate, 1946. New York: Twayne Publishers.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Dimand
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