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Lewis, Sir Arthur

Lewis, Sir Arthur (Sir William Arthur Lewis), 1915–91, British economist, b. St. Lucia. A graduate (1940) of the London School of Economics, he was later a professor of economics at the Univ. of Manchester (1948–58) and at Princeton (1963–83). A specialist in the economic theory of developing countries, he shared the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with American Theodore W. Schultz . Among his most important books are The Theory of Economic Growth (1955), Development Planning (1966), and Growth and Fluctuations, 1870–1913 (1978).

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