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WILLIAM JAMES ASHLEY (186o- )

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 733 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM JAMES ASHLEY (186o- ), English economist, was born in London on the 25th of February 186o. He was educated at St Olave's grammar school and Ballipl College, Oxford, and became a fellow of Lincoln College. In 1888 he was appointed professor of political economy and constitutional history in Toronto University, a pOSt which he resigned in 1802, in order to become professor of economic history at Harvard University. In Igo' he, was appointed professor of commerce and finance in Birmingham University and in 1902 dean of the faculty of commerce. Professor Ashley became well known for his work on the early history of English industry, and for his Prominence among those English economists who supported Mr Chamberlain's tariff reform movement. His most important works are Early History of the English Woollen Industry (18$7); Introduction to English Economic History and Theory (2 parts, 1888-1893); Surveys, Historic and Economic (r000); Adjustment of Wages-(1903); the Tariff Problem (2nd ed. 1904); Pragress of the German Working Classes (1904).
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