Google celebrates achievement of economist Sir W Arthur Lewis in today’s doodle

Google doodle today celebrated the Nobel Prize winning achievement of economist Sir W Arthur Lewis, on December 10.  In 1979, on this day, Lewis was jointly awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his pioneering work to model the economic forces that impact developing countries.

He was born on January, 1915, in the Caribbean island of St Lucia. His parents, both school teachers, were immigrants from Antigua. He completes his school curriculum at the age of 14 and went to work as a clerk in the civil service.

Initially, Lewis faced racial discrimination but he won a government scholarship and went on to study at the London School of Economics, where he eventually earned a doctorate in industrial economics.

Soon after, Lewis shifted his focus to world economic history and economic development. In 1954, he published his foundational article Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labor, which earned a lots of accolades.


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