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Sir William Arthur Lewis




Economics 1979

































































     ..................Works ...................


             Books, Monographs, Pamphlets and Official Documents

The Evolution of Peasantry in the West Indies – 1936.

Labour in the West Indies – Fabian Society, London, 1939.

Economic Problems of Today – London, 1940.

Monopoly in the British Industry – Fabian Society, 1945.

Economic Survey 1919-39 – London and New York, 1949.

Overhead Costs – London and New York, 1949.

Industrial Development in the Caribbean – Caribbean Commission, 1949.

The Principles of Economic Planning – London, 1950.

Land Settlement Policy – Caribbean Commission, 1950.

Attitude to Africa – (with others) Penguin, 1951.

Measures for the Economic Development of Underdeveloped Countries
(with others) United Nations Department of Economic Affairs, 1951.

Report of National Fuel Policy – U.K. Government, 1952.

Industrialisation and the Gold Coast – Gold Coast Government, 1953.

Aspects of Industrialization – National Bank of Egypt, 1953.

The Theory of Economic Growth – London and Homewood, Ill., 1955.

Why a University of the West Indies – Address of 1960 Matriculation Ceremony at
University College of the West Indies, Jamaica, 1960.

Eastern Caribbean Federation – Report to the Prime Minister Federal Government
of the West Indies, Trinidad, 1961.

Eastern Caribbean Federation: Further Notes – 1962.

Proposals for Eastern Caribbean Federation of Eight Territories – Federal Government
of the West Indies, Trinidad, 1962.

Economic Problems of Jamaica – Daily Gleaner, Kingston, 1964.

The Agony of the Eight – Barbados Advocate, Bridgetown, 1965.

Politics in West Africa – (The Whidden Lectures) Allen and Unwin, London, 1965.

Development Planning : The Essentials of Economic Polity – London, 1965.

Reflections in Nigeria’s Economic Growth – O.E.C.D. Paris, 1967.

Some Aspects of Economic Development – (The Aggey Memorial Lectures) London, 1969.

Aspects of Tropical Trade – (The Wichsell Lectures) Stockholm, 1969.

Partners in Progress – Pearson Commission (with others) Report to the World Bank,
Washington, 1969.

The Development Process – United Nations, New York, 1970.

Socialism and Economic Growth – (The Annual Oration) L.S.E. London, 1971.

Tropical Development 1880-1913 Studies in Economic Progress, London, 1971.

Presidential Address to Board of Governors, 1st Annual General Meeting, Caribbean
Development Bank, Bridgetown, 1971.

Presidential Address to Board of Governors, 2nd Annual General Meeting, Caribbean
Development Bank, Bridgetown, 1972.

Some Constraints on International Bawling – Caribbean Development Bank, Bridgetown, 1972.

The Evolution of Foreign Aid – (The David Owen Memorial Lecture) University of Wales, Cardiff, 1972.

Presidential Address to Board of Governors, 3rd Annual General Meeting, Caribbean
Development Bank, Bridgetown, 1973.

Development Economics : An Outline – General Learning Corporation Modules, Morristown N.J., 1973.

Dynamic Factors in Economic Growth – (Tata Memorial Lectures) Orient Longman, New Delhi, 1974.

The University in Less Developed Countries – International Council for Educational Development,
New York, 1974.

The LDC’s and Exchange Stability – (1977 Per Jacobsson Lecture) I.M.F. Washington, 1978.

The Evolution of the International Economic Order – (Janeway Lectures) Princeton University Press,
Princeton, N.J., 1978.

Growth and Fluctuations – Allen and Unwin, London, 1978.

The West Indies – London, Shelton Press (undated).



Articles in Books

"Nationalization as an alternative to Monopoly Control : the British experience" in – Monopoly and Competition and their Regulation, (ed.) E.H. Chamberlin, London, 1954.

"The Economic Development of Africa" in Africa in the Modern World, (ed.) C.W. Stillman, Chicago, 1955.

"The Economic and Social Council" in The United Nations, (ed.) E.A. Wortley, Manchester, 1957.

"The Shifting Fortunes of Agriculture" in Report of the Tenth International Conference of Agricultural Economics, London, 1959.

"Sponsored Growth : Challenge to Democracy" in Problems of Economic Growth, (ed.) M.K. Halder and E. Ghosh, Delhi, 1959.

"Economic Conditions for Greater Agriculture Output"- Report of the Annual Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1960.

"Depreciation and Obsolescence as Factors in Costing" in Depreciation and Replacement Policy, (ed.) J.L. Meij, Amsterdam, 1961.

"The Emergence of West Africa" in The Promise of World Tensions, (ed.) H. Cleveland, New York. 1961.

"Science, Man and Money" in Science and the New Nations, (ed.) R. Gruber, New York, 1961.

"Competition and Regulation in the West Indies" in Economic Systems of the Commonwealth, (ed.) C.B. Hoover, Durham, N.C., 1962.

"Tension in Economic Development" in Restless Nations, (ed.) L.B. Pearson, New York, 1962.

"Social Services in Development Planning" in Planning for Economic Development in the Caribbean, Report of a Caribbean Organisations Conference, Puerto Rico, 1963.

"Industrialisation and Social Peace" in Conference Across a Nation, Report of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Study Conference, Macmillians of Canada, 1963.

"Closing Remarks" in Inflation and Growth in Latin America, (ed.) W. Baer and I. Kerstenetzky, New Haven, 1964.

"Economic Development and World Trade" in Problems in Economic Development, (ed.) E.A.G. Robinson, London, 1965.

"Africa Economic Development" in Africa : Progress Through Co-operation, (ed.) J. Karefa-Smart, New York, 1966.

"Planning Public Expenditure" in National Economic Planning, (ed.) M.F. Millikan, New York, 1967.

"Unemployment in Developing Areas" in A Reappraisal of Economic Development, (ed.) A.M. Whiteford, Chicago, 1967.

"International Trade and Economic Growth" in Fiscal and Monetary Problems in Developing States, (ed.) D. Krivine, New York, 1967.

"Development Planning" in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 1968.

"Epilogue" in The West Indies : The Federal Negotiations, J. Mordecai, London, 1968.

"Economic Aspects of Quality in Education" in Qualitative Aspects of Educational Planning, (ed.) C.E. Beeby, Paris, 1969.

"On Assessing a Development Plan", in Leading Issues in Economic Development, (ed.) G.M. Meier, New York, 1970.

"On being Different" in Speeches made at the 1971 Graduation Ceremony of the University of the West Indies, Kingston, 1971 (Reprinted in D. Lowenthal & L. Lomaters (ed.) : Aftermath of Sovereignty : West Indian Perspectives, Anchor, 1973.

"Report on the Industrialisation and the Gold Coast" in Economic Development and Social Change, (ed.) G. Dalton, New York, 1971.

"Objectives and Prognostications" in The Gap Between Rich and Poor Nations, (ed.) G. Ranis, London, 1972.

"Reflections on Unlimited Labour" in International Economics and Development (Essays in Honour of Raoul Prebisch), (ed.) L.E. DiMarco, New York, 1972.

"The Development Process" in The Case for Development : Six Studies, United Nations, New York, 1973.

"Development and Distribution" in Employment, Income Distribution and Development Strategy, (ed.) A. Cairncross and Y. Puri, London, 1976.

"Prospects for World Development" in Financing of Long Term Development, Institute of Bankers, London, 1979.

"The Diffusion of Development" in The Market and the State, (ed.) T. Wilson, Oxford, 1976.

"Development Strategy in Limping World Economy" in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, 1979, Oxford Institute of International Economics.


Articles in Journals 

"The Inter-relations of Shipping Freights" – Economica, 1941.

"The Two Part Tariff" – Economica, 1941.

"Notes on The Economics of Loyalty" – Economica, 1942.

"Monopoly and the Law’ – Modern Law Review, 1943.

"An Economic Plan for Jamaica" – Agenda, 1944.

"Competition in Retailing" – Economica, 1945.

"Spare Time Activities of Employees" – Modern Law Review, 1946.

"Fixed Costs" – Economica, 1946.

"The Prospects before Us" – The Manchester School, 1948.

"Colonial Development" – Transactions of the Manchester Statistical Society, 1949.

"Whiter Prices" – District Bank Review, 1949.

"The British Monopolies Act" – The Manchester School, 1949.

"Industrial Development in Puerto Rico" – Caribbean Economic Review, 1949.

"The Effects of an Overseas slump on the British Economy" – (with F.V. Meyer), The Manchester School, 1949.

"Developing Colonial Agriculture" – The Three Bank Review, 1949.

"Sur Quelques Tendances Seculaires" – Economic Appliquee, 1949.

"The Price Policy of Public Corporations" – The Political Quarterly, 1950.

"Industrialisation of the British West Indies" – Caribbean Economic Review, 1950.

"Issues in land settlement Policy" – Caribbean Economic Review, 1951.

"Food and Raw Materials" – District Bank Review, 1951.

"World Production, Prices and Trade 1870-1960" – The Manchester School, 1952.

"Reflections on South East Asia" – District Bank Review, 1952.

"United Nations Primer for Development : A Comment" – Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1953.

"Thoughts on Land Settlement" – Journals of Agricultural Economics, 1954.

"Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour" – The Manchester School, 1954.

"Trade Drives" – District Bank Review, 1954.

"Secular Swings in Production and Trade 1870-1931" – (with P.J. O’Leary), The Manchester School, 1955.

"Investment Policy" – Bulletin of the Oxford Institute of Statistics, 1955.

"Patterns of Public Revenue and Expenditure" – (with A. Martin), The Manchester School, 1956.

"International Competition in Manufactures" – American Economic Review, 1957.

"Employment Policy in an Underdeveloped Area" - Social and Economic Studies, 1958.

"Unlimited Labour : Further Notes" – The Manchester School, 1958.

"Recent Controversies over Economic Policy in the British Labour Party" – World Politics, 1958.

"On Assessing a Development Plan" – Ghana Economic Bulletin, 1959.

"Education and Economic Development" – Social and Economic Studies, 1961.

"Education for Scientific Professions" – Deadalus, 1962.

"Secondary Education and Economic Structures" – Social and Economic Studies, 1964.

"A Review of Economic Development" – (Richard t. Ely lecture), American Economic Review, 1965.

"Beyond African Dictatorship : the Crisis of a one-party state" – Encounter, 1965.

"Unemployment in Developing Countries" – (Stephenson Memorial Lecture), World Today, 1967.

"World Trade since the War" – Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 1968.

"Black Power and the American University" – University : A Princeton Magazine, 1967.

The Economic Profile of the American Black" – Journal of Religion and Health, 1970."

"Summary : The causes of Unemployment in Less Developed Countries" – International Labour Review, 1970.

"The Caribbean Development Bank" – Proceedings of the 7th West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference, Trinidad, 1972.

"The Shortage of Entrepreneurship" – Journal of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce, 1973.

"Profits Do Work" – Developed Forum, 1976.

"The Dual Economy Revisited" – The Manchester School, 1979.

"The Less Developed Countries and Stable Exchange Rates" – Third world Quarterly, 1979.

"The Slowing down of the Engine of Growth" – American Economic Review, 1980.


Additional Information Sources for Sir William Arthur Lewis

The Star Magazine published May 1988

The Star Magazine published August 20th 1988 p.11

The Star Magazine published April 1988

The Star Magazine published January 27th 1990

The Lucian Kaiso Magazine 1990

Tribute to Walcott

Words – Rowan Seon, Music – Anthony “Pep” Brouet

The Crusader Newspaper ( Saint Lucia ) published 17th October 1992

The Crusader Newspaper ( Saint Lucia ) Published 22nd June 1991

The Voice Newspaper ( Saint Lucia ) published 15th July 1995 – Walcott’s Sociolivinguistic Background

The Voice Newspaper ( Saint Lucia ) published June 20th 1991

The Weekend Voice ( Saint Lucia ) published May 8th 1985

The Voice Newspaper ( Saint Lucia ) published March 3rd 1998 – Derek Walcott Caribbean Renaissance Man by Jacques Compton

Research Reports from the Rockefeller Archive Centre Spring 1994

Teller Magazine Vol. 2 No. 5

Commonwealth Currents April/May 1991

Derek Walcott – Poet of Two Worlds by James Attes

New York Times Magazine, May 23rd 1982

The Weekend Voice ( Saint Lucia ) published 25th November 1995 p. 15

Conservation News published by The Saint Lucia National Trust January to March 1993

Mirror Newspaper published January 18th 2002

Trinidad and Tobago Review November 2001

Trinidad and Tobago Review December 1993 p. 81





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