He was Principal of the University College of the West
Indies and in 1962 became the first Vice-Chancellor of
the University of the West Indies. He was knighted in
1963. In 1970 Sir Arthur became the first President of
the Caribbean Development Bank. He was awarded the Nobel
Prize for Economics in 1979.
Among his major works are: “The
Industrialisation of the British West Indies”;
“Labour in the West Indies”; “Economic
Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour”;
“The Theory of Economic Growth” and “The
Agony of the Eight”.
Today his image is on the hundred dollar note of the
EC currency as a deserving symbol of his remarkable
contribution to regional integration and sovereignty.
Sir Arthur Lewis
Memorial Lectures 1996 to 2012