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A detailed description of Sir Arthur Lewis’ life is sketched below. You will get more information on his childhood, life and timeline in the biography given below.
Sir Arthur Lewis
Also Listed In: Economists
Famous as: Economist
Nationality: Saint Lucian
religion: Roman Catholic
Born on: 23 January 1915 Famous 23rd January Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius Famous Aquarians
Born in: Castries
Died on: 15 June 1991
place of death: Bridgetown
father: George Ferdinand Lewis
mother: Ida Louisa Lewis
Spouse: Gladys Lewis
children: Elizabeth, Barbara
education: Saint Mary's College of St Lucia (1929), BS Commerce, London School of Economics (1937), PhD Industrial Economics, London School of Economics (1940)
Works & Achievements: Nobel Prize for Economics in 1970,
awards: 1979 - Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Sir Arthur Lewis was a Saint Lucian economist who was well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. When blacks were normally barred from that academic profession, Sir Arthur Lewis broke one barrier after another by the sheer dint of his brilliance. He was a scholar and served as an economic advisor to many international commissions and to several African, Asian and Caribbean governments. He was also the first Black professor in Britain's university system and also at Princeton University in the United States later on. Arthur Lewis was the first person of African origin to receive a Nobel Prize in a field other than peace. He contributed significantly to the British government policy in his early years, and later in his life applied his economic development ideas as a consultant to various African governments. Sir Arthur had an illustrious carrier not only in academics. He spent the same number of years in administration too. You can find more information on this brilliant personality in the biography given below.
- Economic Survey (1918-1939)
- Principle of Economic Planning, (1949)
- Theory of Economic Growth, (1955)
- Development Planning, (1966)
- The Agony of the Eight, (1965)
SIR ARTHUR LEWIS TIMELINE
Sir Arthur Lewis was born in Saint Lucia
He won a scholarship to Saint Mary's college.
He passed the Cambridge Junior Examinations.
Sir Arthur completed his secondary education with honors.
He graduated with honors.
Graduated with first class honors from the London School of Economics, setting a record of finishing first in class and obtaining first class marks in seven of the eight subjects
Completed his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Economics.
He married Gladys Jacobs of Grenada.
Joined the University of Manchester.
Sir Arthur was made the Managing Director of the United Nations Special Fund.
He served as a member of the Colonial Advisory Economic Council.
Became the Head of the Department of Economics of the University of the West Indies.
Sir Arthur was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen. The same year he was appointed as a Professor of Public and International Affairs.
He began his seven years of service as Chancellor of the University of Guyana.
He returned to the Caribbean to setup the Caribbean Development Bank and served as the first President for two years.
Received the Nobel Prize for Economics.
Morne Educational Complex was renamed Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
Sir Arthur Lewis died in Barbados.
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