Frases de Arthur Lewis
Data de nascimento: 23. Janeiro 1915
Data de falecimento: 15. Junho 1991
William Arthur Lewis, Kt. foi um economista britânico.
Foi laureado com o Prémio de Ciências Económicas em Memória de Alfred Nobel de 1979, tornando-se o primeiro negro a ganhar um Prêmio Nobel em uma categoria diferente da paz.
Citações Arthur Lewis
„There are still people who discuss industrialization as… an alternative to agricultural improvement… this approach is without meaning in the West Indian Islands. There is no choice… between industry and agriculture. The islands need as large agriculture as possible… It is not … that agriculture cannot continue to develop if industry is developed … the opposite is true: agriculture cannot… yield a reasonable standard of living unless new jobs are created off the land“
Lewis (1950; 831-2) as cited in: Mark Figueroa. "Rethinking Caribbean agriculture, re-evaluating Arthur Lewis misunderstood perspective." (2008).
„I had no idea in 1933 what economics was, but I did well in the subject from the start, and when I graduated in 1937 with first class honours LSE gave me a scholarship to do a PhD in industrial economics.“
Lewis (1979). " Sir Arthur Lewis - Biographical http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economic-sciences/laureates/1979/lewis-bio.html," cited in: Toporowski, Jan. "Sir William Arthur Lewis (1915–91)." Fifty Key Thinkers on Development (2006): 144.