On Thursday, Google is honoring a pioneer in economics.
The company’s latest logo doodle pays tribute to Sir W. Arthur Lewis, an economist and professor who won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Dec. 10, 1979, for modeling economic forces that affect developing countries.
According to a biography published by Google, Lewis was the first Black faculty member at the London School of Economics, and the first Black instructor to receive full professorship at Princeton University.
As chair of Manchester University, Lewis was also first Black person to hold such a position in a British university.
For his work, the British government knighted Lewis in 1963.
“Arthur Lewis was an inspiring historical figure,” said Camilla Ru, a Manchester-based artist who created the doodle, in a statement. “I think his vast influence on the development of so many countries’ economies was most inspiring to me, especially his willingness to teach and share his knowledge for the betterment of others.”
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