- 1922-2004 (Creation)
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A. Edward Safarian is a University of Toronto Professor of Economics, 1966-1989, and Professor Emeritus 1989 -2016.
A. Edward Safarian entered University College, University of Toronto, in 1942 and graduated with a B.A. (hons.) degree in 1946. He went on to graduate studies at the University of California Berkley, where he received a Ph.D. in economics in 1956.
Between 1950 and 1955, Dr. Safarian worked in the International Trade Division of the Dominic and Bureau of Statistics in Ottawa. He then became Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Political Science at the University of Saskatchewan in 1956. In 1962a Dr. Safarian was promoted to Full Professor and Head of the Department. Later, in 1966a he joined the University of Toronto's Department of Political Economy and served as the Department's last Head from 1976 to 1982 before its reorganisation. Between 1971 and 1976, he was also Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Following his retirement and appointment as Professor Emeritus in 1989. Professor Safarian became a Professor of Business Economics in the Faculty of Management.
In addition to his academic activities at the University of Toronto and Saskatchewan, Dr. Safarian has taught courses at the Banff School of Management and in the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Nice. He has also served as a consultant to various federal and provincial governments.
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Fonds consists of 5 accessions:
B1989-0032: Addresses, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, notes, press clippings and reports documenting Professor Safarian's career as an economist and professor at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto. Included are files on federal, provincial and University committees, task forces, and royal commissions. Subject areas include foreign ownership and control, constitutional change, and higher education (18 boxes, 1955-1980).
B1994-0019: Correspondence, course and lecture notes, memoranda, reports, manuscripts of publications, addresses, reports, briefs, certificates and diplomas, press clippings and photoprints documenting Edward Safarian's career as an economist specialising on foreign investment and as a professor and administrator at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Toronto (41 boxes, 1922-1993).
B1996-0034: Course and lecture notes, correspondence, addresses, research notes, manuscripts and publications documenting Edward Safarian as a student, economist specializing in international trade, and an administrator (6 boxes, 1943-1993).
B2000-0008: Professional correspondence, lecture notes, addresses, and student notes documenting Dr. A. Edward Safarian's career as a student, economist of international trade and administrator at the University of Toronto. Records predominantly consist of professional correspondence concerning publications, student references, teaching, the Encyclopedia Brittanica and consultancy work. In addition, there are also teaching materials, course notes and student essays. No personal records are contained herein (4 boxes, 1945-1997).
B2006-0030: Personal records of Edward Safarian, Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto consisting of personal correspondence, including files on the Table Ronde d'Economistes France-Canada (7th : 1991 : Paris) and the granting of an honorary degree by the University of Toronto to Arthur E. Child (1994); research files, including interviews, for Safarian's writings on foreign ownership and multinational enterprise; and files on his professional association woth the Canadian-American Committee, including notes on its confidential meetings (1972-1992), and on confidential meetings of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (1991-1997), espeically its Economic Growth and Policy Program. The files for the last include confidential minutes, notes on discussions and correspondence with offiers of the CIAR and the directors and members of the Growth program, presentations by Safarian to the CIAR and addresses to outside bodies on behalf of the CIAR (8 boxes, 1956-2004).