Accession MS COLL 00517 - David Laidler Papers

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David Laidler Papers


  • 1958-2004 (Creation)

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58 boxes (8 metres)

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David Laidler, currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, is considered one of the foremost thinkers in macroeconomics and the history of economic thought, and has been a major player in the development of the monetarist tradition in economics.

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Gift of David Laidler, 2006.

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The collection consists of the bulk of papers related to Laidler's professional life, including manuscript drafts of his published work and extensive correspondence with other leading economists. Included are journal articles; papers from conferences, bank reviews, committees, fetschrifts, etc.; book reviews written by Laidler; manuscripts, correspondence and some clippings of Laidlers writings for various media outlets; manuscripts for his books Monetarist Perspectives and Fabricating the Keynesian Revolution; unpublished articles and miscellaneous writings; scrapbooks; correspondence; files relating to projects that were not completed; and weekly planners.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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