The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Innis, Harold Adams (1894–1952)

  • Ian M. Drummond
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Canadian economist, historian and university administrator. Born in rural Ontario, Innis was educated at McMaster University, Toronto (BA, MA), and at the University of Chicago (Ph.D.). Having served in the First World War, he joined the faculty of the Department of Political Economy, University of Toronto, in 1920.From 1937 until his death he was head of the department, and from 1947 he was also Dean of the Graduate School; at his death he was President of the American Economic Association.


American Economic Association Canada, economics in Economic history Innis, H. A. McLuhan, M. Natural resources 

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  1. Neill, R. 1972. A new theory of value: The Canadian economics of H.A. Innis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.Google Scholar

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