Memoria di un’inguaribile combattente: Irma Adelman (In memoriam of an incurable resilient: Irma Adelman)

Giulia Zacchia


The paper is a contribution to Irma Adelman, who passed away on February 24, 2017. Prof. Adelman is the only woman economist whose autobiography has been published in the series of recollections and reflections on the professional experiences of distinguished economists that “Moneta e Credito” and the “BNL Quarterly Review” started in 1979. The obituary highlights her main themes of research, research tools and those ideas that most affected the current approach to economic development. It also gives hints on her personality, her courage and resilience that could inspire young women in academia.



JEL codes: B31; O15; O20; A12


Irma Adelman; Economic Development; Redistributive Effects of Economic Policies

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