ECCB Hosts 18th Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture

Sir Arthur Lewis

Sir Arthur Lewis

Dr. Neville Duncan, Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies presented the 18th Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, ECCB Headquarters on Wednesday, 6 November 2013.

He spoke on the theme: “Awesomeness in Troublesome Times: The New Industrial Revolution and the Workforce in the Eastern Caribbean.”

Following the Lecture, the ECCB presented the 5th Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Book Award to the Montserrat Community College.

The award, which is valued at $2,700, is presented annually in alphabetical order to a selected college in the respective ECCU member country.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) began hosting the Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture series in 1996, in honour of the memory of Sir Arthur Lewis, Nobel Laureate in Economics, who made a significant contribution to Caribbean regional integration.

Sir William Arthur Lewis was born in Saint Lucia on January 23rd 1915, an economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. He was knighted in 1963.

In 1970 Sir Arthur became the first President of the Caribbean Development Bank and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979.

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.


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