W. Arthur Lewis and the Roots of Ghanaian Economic Policy

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Ravi Kanbur

Cornell University; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: December 2016

Abstract

All those who know Ghana know about the association of Nobel Laureate W. Arthur Lewis with the country's economic policy making before independence and in its early years as a free nation. But there is less appreciation in development economics more generally of the central role that Ghana played in Lewis's thinking as a development economist, and there is less appreciation among Ghanaians of how the Ghana experience left an indelible mark on Lewis in the second half of his career. In this sixtieth year of Ghana's independence, this paper attempts to set out the deep connections between this giant of development economics and the evolution of Ghanaian Economic Policy.

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Kanbur, Ravi, W. Arthur Lewis and the Roots of Ghanaian Economic Policy (December 2016). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11720. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893073

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