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Professional correspondence

This series contains correspondence with colleagues at the University of Toronto, Harvard University and other organizations relating to academic appointments and professional, teaching, publishing and research activities. Also includes curriculum...

Consulting files

In 1977, Prof. Wilson founded his own private consulting company, Wilson Economic Research Inc., which provides expert consulting and advice to government and business. Records in this series relate to Prof. Wilson’s work for government agencies,...

Metro case

Wilson’s support of Metro Toronto’s application to the CRTC to review recent and proposed increases in Local Channel Rates by Bell Canada.

Molson-Labatt case

Records relating to an agreement between Molson and Labatt on setting an advertising and promotional expenditures limit agreement

NutraSweet case

Records relating to Wilson’s retention by the Director of Investigation and Research to advise on a case before the Competition Tribunal on the aspartame market and matters between the Holland Sweetener Company and Tosoh Canada Limited. Wilson pre...

Power DirecTV

Advice provided on the economic effects of the introduction of Direct to Home satellite-based video in Canada.

Retail council

Report prepared for the Retail Council of Canada, relating to reducing Federal EI payroll taxes.

Samson Cree case

Records relating to Wilson’s advice to the Samson Cree of Alberta, relating to their opposition to the Canadian government’s handling of their trust moneys from oil revenues, and possible breach of Treaty No. 6 (Chief Victor Buffalo et al. v. Her ...


Records relate to Wilson’s advice regarding Telesat’s application for Earth segment forbearance, as well as matters regarding competition, pricing and rates. Some records also relate to other companies represented elsewhere in this series, includi...

Unitel case

Various work relating to competition in telecommunications, including competition in long distance services and price positioning.

Thomas A. Wilson fonds

  • UTA 1963
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2007

Fonds consists of records documenting the academic and professional career of Prof. Wilson from his early research, teaching and publication activities at Harvard University through his more than forty years at the University of Toronto. Series 1...

Wilson, Thomas Arthur

Subject and conference files

The files in this series contain correspondence, notes, and manuscripts relating to his activities as author, teacher, and consultant to government agencies and participant in academic conferences relating to economic policy analysis and telecommu...


Small set of records relating to the Department of Justice and Xerox Canada Inc

University of Toronto

This series contains mainly files documenting Prof. Wilson’s activities as teacher, administrator and consultant in the Department of Political Economy, the Institute for the Quantitative Analysis of Social and Economic Policy, later known as the ...


This series documents Wilson’s undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia and graduate education at Harvard University. The files in this series consist of course notes, notes on readings, term papers, and examination booklets f...

CD Howe project

Records relating to work for C.D. Howe on employment, employment cost resources, unemployment, productivity, and the interdependence of wages and prices in Canada and the U.S.

Letters of reference

This series contains correspondence, resumes, manuscripts and notes relating to former students, and colleagues for whom references were required for employment, grants and admission to academic programmes.


Records relating to Wilson’s evidence on telecommunications regulation and competition for CNCP Telecommunications.

Published and unpublished works

Series includes manuscripts for numerous articles, working papers published internally by the University of Toronto’s Institute for Policy Analysis, speeches and conference papers produced during his career at the University of Toronto and Harvard...

Discount rate case

Brief records relating to the Subcommittee of the Civil Rules Committee on the Discount Rate and Other Matters, in the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Teaching and research

This series documents his teaching activities at Harvard and the University of Toronto, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses include, among others, economics, industrial organization and public policy, and macro-economic theory. Fil...

Studies and working papers

With the establishment of the Institute for Policy Analysis (IPA), Prof. Wilson conducted studies for federal government agencies in such areas as wage and price controls, savings and investments. Many of these studies were published as Working Pa...

Hydro case

In 1985-1986 Wilson provided advice on the financial impact of Ontario Hydro’s plans for Southwestern Ontario, as submitted for environmental assessment. In 1990-1991, Wilson provided advice on the impact of the current federal sales tax system o...

Studies: The Canadian Appliance Industry

This study was undertaken for the federal Department of Industry during the late 1960s by the Institute for the Quantitative Analysis of Social and Economic Policy (later the Institute for Policy Analysis). It was a collaborative effort by a numb...

Industry Canada

Records relating to work for Industry Canada on the market value of cellular telephony, personal communications services (PCS) and enhanced specialized mobile radio licenses (ESMR).

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