Google has today honored economist, professor and writer Sir W. Arthur Lewis with a Doodle on its home page. It is illustrated by Manchester-based artist Camilla Ru. On this day in 1979, Sir W. Arthur Lewis was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his model of the economic powers that impact developing countries. Sir Lewis was born on 23 January, 1915 in Saint Lucia. He completed his academics at the age of 14 and went on to work as a clerk in the civil service. In 1932, he won a government scholarship and went on to study at the London School of Economics. Despite facing racial discrimination, at the age of 33, he became a full-time professor. He was the first black faculty member at the London School of Economics.