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News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Nov. 21, 2014: Next year, late Saint Lucian economist and the Caribbean’s first Nobel laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis, would have been 100 years old.

In honor of Lewis’ birthday, The Caribbean Development Bank and the University of West Indies will collaborate on s the 16th Annual Conference of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies.

The event will be presented under the theme “Towards Caribbean Prosperity and Happiness in an Equitable and Sustainable World,” and is set for Jan. 14-16, 2015 in Castries/Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.

Lewis’ work “continues to generate global interest, particularly in the field of development economics and with respect to the outcomes of institutions and nations which have successfully applied policies which he proposed,” the CDB said in a statement Thursday.

Lewis died in 1991 and served from 1970-1973 as the CDB’s first president.

In 1979, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for developing “two economic models which mark out the causes of poverty among the population of the developing countries, as well as the factors determining the unsatisfactory pace of development,” in the words of the Nobel committee.


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