Williams, (Sir) Bruce Rodda

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WILLIAMS, (Sir) Bruce Rodda

WILLIAMS, (Sir) Bruce Rodda. Australian, b. 1919. Genres: Economics, Education. Career: Robert Otley Professor of Economics, 1959-63, and Stanley Jevons Professor of Political Economy, 1963-67, University of Manchester; Member, U.K. National Board for Prices and Incomes, 1966-67; Economic Adviser to U.K. Minister of Technology, 1966-67; Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney, 1967-81; Director, Technical Change Centre, and Visiting Professor, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1981-86; Chairman of Review of the Engineering Disciplines in Australian universities, 1987-88. Member, Board of Reserve Bank of Australia, 1969-81; Chairman, National Committee of Inquiry into Education and Training, 1976-79. Publications: (with C.F. Carter) Industry and Technical Progress, 1957; (with C.F. Carter) Investment in Innovation, 1958; (with C.F. Carter) Science in Industry, 1959; International Report on Factors in Investment Behaviour, 1962; (with W.P. Scott) Investment Proposals and Decisions, 1965; Investment, Technology and Growth, 1967; (ed.) Science and Technology in Economic Growth, 1973; Systems of Higher Education: Australia, 1978; Education, Training and Employment, 1979; Disappointed Expectations, 1982; Living with Technology, 1982; (ed.) Knowns and Unknowns in Technical Change, 1985; National Attitudes in Technology, 1986; Technological Change and Higher Education, 1987; (with D. Wood) Academic Status and Leadership, 1991; University Responses to Research Selectivity, 1991; A Sesquicentenary History of the University of Sydney, 2000. Address: 106 Grange Rd, London W5 3PJ, England.

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