Mabel Frances Timlin

Mabel Frances Timlin, "Timmie," economist, professor (b at Wisconsin Rapids, Wis 6 Dec 1891; d at Saskatoon 19 Oct 1976). In 1917 Mabel Timlin immigrated to Saskatchewan and in 1921 joined the University of Saskatchewan as a secretary, at the same time taking classes. She graduated in 1929 and continued her studies, completing her PhD at the Univesity of Washington in 1940, and in 1950 was appointed full professor at U Sask. She applied her considerable analytical talents to theoretical and policy issues, in particular a critique of postwar monetary policy. Best known for her Keynesian Economics (1942, repr 1976) - a pioneering interpretation of Keynes's General Theory - she also published Does Canada Need More People? (1951) and, with Albert Faucher, The Social Sciences in Canada: Two Studies (1968). She was elected to the Royal Soc of Canada in 1951 and made a member of the Order of Canada in 1976.