political economy

A tribute to Abe Rotstein: a giant of Canadian political economy

 Mel Watkins delivered this eulogy for Abe Rotstein (1929 - 2015) on April 30th 2015

My dear friend Abe had lived so long. He kept teaching after his contemporaries had quit, and was still so sound of body and mind, that it seemed to me that he just might live forever.

We both joined the old Department of Political Economy at the University of Toronto more than 55 years ago and became the best of friends. We have so remained ever since. Our lives...

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