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(Nova Scotia & New College 1956) (30 June 1935 - 14 March 2021 )

Alasdair attended Queen Elizabeth High School, in Halifax, before taking a B.A. with First Class Honours at Dalhousie University. Alasdair won the Governor General's Gold Medal in 1956 and was also awarded the Rhodes Scholarship. He received a B.A. and a B. Phil. from Oxford University before moving on to Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D.

Alasdair taught Economics at Dalhousie from 1961 to 1994, focusing on Macroeconomics and International Trade. In 1982 he became Dalhousie's first elected Chair of the Senate, and from 1983 to 1988 he was Vice-President Academic and Provost. He was made Professor Emeritus in 1995, and in 'retirement,' he continued to lecture, served on the Dalhousie Board of Governors, sat on numerous boards and committees, and did consulting work all over the world.

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