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Chapter 70: Mabel Timlin
Mabel Timlin’s Keynesian Economics (1942) was a pioneering exposition and analysis of Keynes’s macroeconomics, and included an innovative diagrammatic treatment of shifting equilibrium. Timlin, originally a secretary at the University of Saskatchewan, began work on the dissertation that became her book in 1935, before the publication of Keynes’s General Theory, thanks to Benjamin Higgins coming to Saskatoon with a copy of Robert Bryce’s London School of Economics seminar paper on Keynes, based on Bryce’s notes on three years of Keynes’s Cambridge lectures. Timlin, a lifelong, eloquent Keynesian, was the first female tenured economist at a Canadian university, the first woman in the social sciences or humanities elected to the Royal Society of Canada and the first female president of the Canadian Political Science Association (which then included economics).
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