Lewis, W. Arthur (William Arthur), 1915-1991

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Sir W. Arthur Lewis (1915-1991) was a pioneer in the field of economic development and a leading authority on economic growth in developing countries and associated political and social changes. He was a professor at the University of Manchester and Princeton University, advisor to many governments, including Ghana and countries in the Caribbean, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. Lewis, who was from the Caribbean, also broke through racial barriers in the academic world throughout his career. In 1979 Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science.

From the description of W. Arthur Lewis Papers, 1892-1990 (bulk 1950-1990). (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 156056474

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referencedIn RISM Vertical Files, Bulk, 1960-2000, Bulk, 1960-2000 1900-2004 New York University. Archives.
creatorOf Lewis, Leon Ferdinand Earl, 1908-1994. Earl Lewis Memorabilia, 1937-1986 (1950-1957). The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine, Main Library, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine
referencedIn Meier, Gerald M. Gerald Meier papers, 1928-2003. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Meier, Gerald M. Papers, 1941-1998. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Lewis, W. Arthur (William Arthur), 1915-1991. W. Arthur Lewis Papers, 1892-1990 (bulk 1950-1990). Princeton University Library
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associatedWith American Economic Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Caribbean Development Bank. corporateBody
associatedWith Lewis, Leon Ferdinand Earl, 1908-1994. person
associatedWith Meier, Gerald M. person
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith University of the West Indies corporateBody
associatedWith World Bank. corporateBody
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Developing countries
West Indies (Federation)
West Indies
Ghana
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International trade--History
Economic history
Economics--Study and teaching
Economic development
Economists
Economics--20th century
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Birth 1915-01-23

Death 1991-06-15

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