- 1949-1997 (Creation)
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9.35 m of textual and graphic records, and sound recordings (64 boxes)
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Professor of economics and founding director of the Institute for Policy Analysis at the University of Toronto (1965-1969, 1973-199-[?])
He also served as Research Director of the Ontario Economic Council (1980-1982), and as Deputy Secretary, Treasury Board Secretariat, Ottawa (1969-1973). He was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York and an advisor to federal and provincial governments, including the Royal Commission on Taxation ("The Carter Report", 1962-1967), the Unemployment Insurance Commission (1968-1969), the Ontario Committee on Taxation (1967), the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (1969), the Commission of Enquiry on the Pharmaceutical Industry ("Eastman Commission", 1985), and the federal Department of Finance. Hartle has written and published widely on economic theories and their application, especially to taxation and the budgetary process.
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Fonds consists of records documenting Douglas Hartle's career as a professor of economics at the University of Toronto; Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Board Secretariat in Ottawa; advisor to federal and provincial governments; consultant and economic advisor on tax and revenue matters to the government of Botswana; director of the Botswana/Toronto Project; consultant to the World Bank regarding budget financing in the Philippines and finally as a consultant to the Ontario Fair Tax Commission.
Includes: correspondence, maunscripts and publications, briefs, reports, addresses and speeches, notes, research files, press clippings, course materials
Topics covered include macro economic issues such as rent control, government budgetary and expenditure process, and tax related issues.
Also included are photoprints of Hartle standing in front of sign for the Institute of Policy Analysis ca. 1978.
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All boxes are open, with the exception of the following:
- B1992-0010/011 : Personal papers; restricted until 2022.