1st Edition

A History of Canadian Economic Thought

By Robin Neill Copyright 1991
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    307 Pages
    by Routledge

    In A History of Canadian Economic Thought, Robin Neill relates the evolution of economic theory in Canada to the particular geographical and political features of the country. Whilst there were distinctively Canadian economic discourses in nineteenth-century Ontario and early twentieth-century Quebec, Neill argues that these have now been absorbed into the broader North American mainstream. He also examines the nature and importance of the staple theory controversy and its appositeness for the Canadian case. With full accounts of the work of major Canadian economists including John Rae, H.A. Innis and Harry Johnson, A History of Canadian Economic Thought is the first definitive treatment of the subject for 30 years.

    1. The Economics of Settlement 2. The Economics of the Maritimes 3. Pensée économique: dix-neuvième siècle 4. The Economics of John Rae: 1822-1834 5. The Nationalist School: 1830-1890 6. Monetary Theory and Policy: 1812-1914 7. Some Intrusions of History: 1890-1930 8. The Staple Thesis: 1920-1940 9. Pensée économique: vingtième siècle 10. Keynes in a Small Open Economy 11. The Economics of the West 12. A North American Discourse


    Robin Neill

    `For economic historians of Canada, this book provides a very useful introduction to debates associated with the development of the Canadian economy, and its references and bibliography are a comprehensive guide to the literature on Canadian economic thought.' - Journal of Economic History