IGC-STICERD Sir Arthur Lewis Symposium on Growth and Development

2015 marks the centenary of the birth of the LSE’s Nobel Prize winning economist, William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991). Sir Arthur Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for “pioneering research into economic development research with particular consideration of the problems of developing countries”.

This event was organised in conjunction with the International Growth Centre and STICERD.

London School of Economics and Political Science

32 Lincoln’s Inn Field, 1st Floor, Conference Room 1.04

22 June 2015

 

Programme

12:00 – 12:50 Buffet Lunch

12:50 – 13.00 Opening Remarks

13.00 – 14.00 Session 1:  Gollin (Oxford) Lewis Models and their Influence on Thinking in Development

14.10 – 15.10 Session 2: Oriana Bandiera (LSE) Labour Markets and Anti-poverty Programmes in Poor Rural Economies

15.10 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.30 Session 3: Timothy Besley (LSE) Productivity and Institutions

16.40 – 17.40 Session 4: John Sutton (LSE) Can Sub-Saharan Africa Industrialize: Lessons from History

17.40 – 17.45 Closing Remarks

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