|Name:||Sir Arthur Lewis|
|Real Name:||Arthur Lewis|
|Occupation:||Intellectuals & Academics|
|Birth Day:||January 23, 1915|
|Death Date:||15 June 1991(1991-06-15) (aged 76)
Saint Michael, Barbados
|Birth Place:||Castries, Saint Lucia|
|Height:||in centimeters - N/A|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
As per our current Database, Sir Arthur Lewis died on 15 June 1991(1991-06-15) (aged 76)
Saint Michael, Barbados.
After graduating, Lewis’ initial career choice was to become an engineer. He made the eventual switch to economics because the governments and companies of British Colonies, such as St. Lucia, refused to hire blacks. At the age of 18, he would go on to earn a scholarship to attend the London School of Economics. Not only was this an opportunity for Lewis to study at perhaps the most prestigious University for Economics in the world, but he would also be the first black individual to ever gain acceptance at LSE. While enrolled, Lewis would achieve similar success here as he did in grade in school. Lewis’ academic superiority was noticed and admired by his peers and professors. While at LSE, Lewis had the opportunity to study under the likes of John Hicks, Arnold Plant, Lionel Robbins, and Friedrich Hayek. After gaining his Bachelor of Science degree in 1937 and a Ph.D. degree in 1940 at the London School of Economics (LSE) under supervision of Arnold Plant, Lewis worked as a member of the staff at the LSE until 1948. In 1947, he married Gladys Jacobs, and they had two daughters together.
Lewis published in 1954 what was to be his most influential development economics article, "Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour" (Manchester School). In this publication, he introduced what came to be called the dual sector model, or the "Lewis model".
Lewis published The Theory of Economic Growth in 1955 in which he sought to “provide an appropriate framework for studying economic development,” driven by a combination of “curiosity and of practical need.”
When Ghana gained independence in 1957, its government appointed Lewis as their first economic advisor. He helped draw up its first Five-Year Development Plan (1959–63).
In 1959 Lewis returned to the Caribbean region when appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. In 1963 he was knighted for his contributions to economics.
Lewis received the Nobel prize in Economics in 1979, sharing it with Theodore Schultz.
That year, he was also appointed a University Professor at Princeton University and moved to the United States. Lewis worked at Princeton for the next two decades, teaching generations of students until his retirement in 1983. In 1970 Lewis also was selected as the first president of the Caribbean Development Bank, serving in that capacity until 1973.
He died on 15 June 1991 in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was buried in the grounds of the St Lucian community college named in his honour. He was survived by his wife, Gladys Jacobs, Lady Lewis of Barbados and Princeton, NJ; two daughters, Elizabeth Lewis of Cranbury, NJ, and Barbara Virgil of Brooklyn; and four brothers: Stanley Lewis of Ghana, Earl Lewis of Trinidad, Allen Montgomery Lewis, a former Governor General of St Lucia, and Victor Lewis of St Lucia.
Currently, Sir Arthur Lewis is 107 years, 10 months and 9 days old. Sir Arthur Lewis will celebrate 108th birthday on a Monday 23rd of January 2023. Below we countdown to Sir Arthur Lewis upcoming birthday.
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Happy birthday Hon. Walcott and Sir Arthur!
St. Lucia News Online wishes both our Nobel Laureates, Sir William Arthur Lewis and Hon. Derek Walcott a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a coincidence it is to have both our Laureates born on the same day :) Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC (born 23 January 1930) is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He is currently professor of poetry at the University of Essex. His works include the Homeric epic poem, Omeros. Sir William Arthur Lewis (January 23, 1915 – June 15, 1991) was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979