The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Ashley, William James (1860–1927)

  • O. Kurer
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Sir William Ashley graduated from oxford, remained there for several years as a tutor, and was elected fellow of Lincoln College in 1885. In economy and constitutional history at the University of Toronto, and in 1892 was appointed to the world’s first chair in economic history, at Harvard. In 1901 he became professor in Birmingham, where he helped to organize the first university school of commerce in Britain.

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