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Bernard Ashwin retires

Bernard Ashwin retires

Minister of Finance J. T. Watts (right) meets retiring Secretary to the Treasury Bernard Ashwin (left). In the middle is the new Secretary to the Treasury E. L. Greensmith. Bernard Ashwin was secretary of the treasury from 1939 to 1955. From the 1930s economists increasingly found a career path in the public service.

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Gary Hawke, 'Economic thought - 1930s economic depression', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010