Sir Arthur Lewis Biography

Sir Arthur Lewis
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Birthday: January 23, 1915

Died At Age: 76

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: William Arthur Lewis, W. Arthur Lewis

Born Country: Saint Lucia

Born in: Castries, Saint Lucia

Famous as: Economist

Economists Black Economists

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Gladys Lewis

father: George Ferdinand Lewis

mother: Ida Louisa Lewis

children: Barbara, Elizabeth

Died on: June 15, 1991

place of death: Bridgetown, Barbados

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education: Saint Mary's College of St Lucia (1929), BS Commerce, London School of Economics (1937), PhD Industrial Economics, London School of Economics (1940)

awards: 1979 - Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

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Who was Sir Arthur Lewis?

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.

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