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Sir Arthur Lewis By P. Mosley

Sir Arthur Lewis by P. Mosley

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Sir Arthur Lewis was the first development economist, the first Afro-Caribbean to hold a professorial chair at a British university and the first black man to win the Nobel prize for economics. However, he believed his contributions to the well-being of the poor through social and political activism were as important as his economics.

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Sir Arthur Lewis: A Biography by P. Mosley

Sir Arthur Lewis was the first development economist, the first Afro-Caribbean to hold a professorial chair at a British university and the first black man to win the Nobel prize for economics. However, he believed his contributions to the well-being of the poor through social and political activism were as important as his economics.

About P. Mosley

Barbara Ingham is Honorary Research Associate at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London.
Paul Mosley is Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield

Table of Contents

Prologue, the Caribbean in Turmoil 1915-1933 1. Marvellous Intellectual Feasts: The LSE Years 1933 - 1948 2. The Colonial Office and the Genesis of Development Economics 3. 'It Takes Hard Work to be Accepted in the Academic World' 4. Manchester University (1948-57) 5. The Manchester Years (1948-57): Lewis as a Social and Political Activist 6. Why Visiting Economists Fail: The Turning Point in Ghana 1957-58 7. Disenchantment in the Caribbean, 1958-63 8. Princeton and Retirement, 1963-1991 9. 'The Fundamental Cure for Poverty is Not Money But Knowledge': Lewis' Legacy

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NLS9781349363391
9781349363391
1349363391
Sir Arthur Lewis: A Biography by P. Mosley
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Palgrave Macmillan
2013-01-01
342
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