Abstract

This essay focusses on the economic history and policy of Saskatchewan in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1930s it was fashionable to take note of the structured differences between regional economies in the Canadian federation. By the 1950s, however, the trend was towards Keynesian macroeconomic theory, which examined issues using a pan-national focus. This essay examines the means by which Saskatchewan theorists, George Britnell, Mabel Tinlin, Kenneth Buckley and Vernon Fowke, addressed this dichotomy, and contributed to Canadian economic thought in the 1950s.

Abstract:

Cet essai se concenters sur la histoire de l’économie et la politique de Saskatchewan dans les 1940s et les 1950s. Dans les 1930s il était à la mode pour noter les différences structurées entre les économies régionales dans la fédération canadienne. Par les 1950s, cependant, la tendance était vers la théorie macro-économique de Keynesian, qui a examiné des issues en utilisant un foyer casserole-national. Cet essai examine les moyens par lesquels des théoriciens de Saskatchewan, George Britnell, Mabel Timlin, Kenneth Buckley et Vernon Fowke, adressé cette dichotomie, et contribué à la pensée économique canadienne dans les 1950s.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1911-0251
Print ISSN
0021-9495
Pages
pp. 243-260
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-03
Open Access
No
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