Professor Gary Hawke retired from Victoria University of Wellington, as Head of the School of Government and Professor of Economic History, in July 2008 after 40 years of service. He was awarded a CNZM in the 2008 Honours List for services to education and economics.
Gary is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.
In 1998 he was awarded the NZIER-Qantas Prize in Economics. Earlier in his career Gary was a visiting fellow at Stanford University in the United States, All Souls' College, Oxford in the United Kingdom, at the Australian National University in Australia, and with a number of institutions in Japan. In 1978 he was Tawney Lecturer for the Economic History Society in the UK.