Vincent Bladen

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Vincent Bladen
Born Vincent Wheeler Bladen
(1900-08-14)14 August 1900
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died 6 November 1981(1981-11-06) (aged 81)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation economist and academic
Awards Order of Canada

Vincent Wheeler Bladen, OC (14 August 1900 – 6 November 1981) was a British-Canadian economist and academic.

A Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto, in 1960, he was appointed Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Automotive Industry which helped to create the Canadian-American Automotive Agreement.

In 1974, his book From Adam Smith to Maynard Keynes : the heritage of political economy was published.

In 1976, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honor. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from Carleton University in 1966 and York University in 1975.

The Vincent W. Bladen Library at the University of Toronto Scarborough is named in his honour.

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