An LSE/Asia/Cambridge connection is provided by Professor Lord Bauer, who wrote a pioneering study of the Malayan rubber industry and was Professor of Economics with special reference to developing countries at Cambridge from 1960 until his retirement in 1984. Professor Sir Raymond Firth, a pioneer anthropologist, also did classic work on Malay fisherman while at LSE. Sri Lanka is well represented by Kumari Jayawardene and NM Perera. The former deputy prime minister of Singapore, Goh Keng Swee, is also an LSE alumnus.