Sir William Ashley


SIR WILLIAM ASHLEY, whose death we regret to record, was an economist of note. He studied history at Oxford and afterwards went to Germany, where he came under the influence of Schmoller, which gave an impetus to most of his later work. For a period he held various university posts in the United States of America, returning to England to found the Commerce Department at the University of Birmingham, where he was professor, dean of the Faculty of Commerce, and later Vice-Principal of the University. On his retirement he settled at Canterbury and had several inquiries in hand, but these expectations were frustrated by a serious illness which terminated fatally on July 23.

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SCOTT, W. Sir William Ashley. Nature 120, 233–234 (1927) doi:10.1038/120233b0

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