Google honours Sir W Arthur Lewis: All you need to know about the economist

Lewis served as an economic advisor to numerous African and Caribbean governments, namely - Nigeria, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados

Sir W Arthur Lewis

Economist, Author and Professor Sir W Arthur Lewis

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Google is honouring economist, professor, and author Sir W Arthur Lewis with a doodle today, illustrated by Manchester-based artist Camilla Ru. In 1979, on this day, Sir W Arthur Lewis was jointly awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work to model the economic forces that impact developing countries.

One of the pioneers in the field of modern development economics, Sir Lewis was the first Black faculty member at the London School of Economics, first Black person to hold a chair in a British university, and the first Black instructor to receive full professorship at Princeton University.

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First Published: Dec 10 2020 | 09:18 AM IST

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