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Figueroa, Mark
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Department of Economics
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W. Arthur Lewis's social analysis and the transformation of tropical economies
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Sixth Annual Conference of Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES): Governance, Institutions and Economic Growth: Reflections on Arthur Lewis's theory of economic growth
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March 17-18, 2005
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UWI, Mona
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http:; www.cavehill.uwi.edu/salises/conferences/conf_2005.htm
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Abstract
Within the English-speaking Caribbean, Lewis has been associated with industrialization policies pursued there from the late 1940s and which have been identified with his advocacy that over populated countries find alternatives to agricultural production. Lewis was often dismissed as the author of a failed “industrialization by invitation” (a term which was not his creation). This along with the notion of the “Lewis Model”, has promoted the view that Lewis provided a narrowly economistic analysis. Refers to the coincidence drawn between Lewis’s proposals for economic development in the Caribbean and the policies pursued within the sub-region along with the view that industrialization was his prime concern. Challenge mistaken views of Lewis by exploring his social analysis drawing on a wider range of his work including The Theory of Economic Growth and comments on his continued relevance within the contemporary conjuncture faced by “Tropical” economies.....
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