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Amartya Sen

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Amartya Sen
অমর্ত্য সেন
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Sen in 2010
Born (1933-11-03) 3 November 1933 (age 87)
Alma materPresidency College of the University of Calcutta (BA),
Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
Spouse(s)Nabaneeta Dev (1958–1976)
Eva Colorni (1978–1985)
Emma Rothschild (m. 1991)
ChildrenAntara Dev Sen(daughter)
Nandan Sen(daughter)
Kabir (son)
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)
Bharat Ratna (1999)
National Humanities Medal (2012)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsWelfare economics, development economics, ethics

Amartya Kumar Sen (born 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and philosopher of Bengali origin. Since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He worked in welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and Bharat Ratna in 1999 for his work in welfare economics. He was also awarded the inaugural Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize in recognition of his work on welfare economics in February 2015 during a reception at the Royal Academy in the UK.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "President Obama Awards 2011 National Humanities Medals". National Endowment for the Humanities. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. Sen, Amartya (2010). The idea of justice. London: Penguin. ISBN 9780141037851.
  3. Deneulin, Séverine (2009). "Book reviews: Intellectual roots of Amartya Sen: Aristotle, Adam Smith and Karl Marx". Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. Taylor and Francis. 10 (2): 305–306. doi:10.1080/19452820902941628.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. "Amartya Sen announced as winner of Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015". Charleston Trust. 10 February 2015.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Forman-Barzilai, Fonna (2012), "Taking a broader view of humanity: an interview with Amartya Sen.", in Browning, Gary; Dimova-Cookson, Maria; Prokhovnik, Raia (eds.), Dialogues with contemporary political theorists, Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 170–180, ISBN 9780230303058 Unknown parameter |editorlink3= ignored (help)
  • Various (2003). "Special issue, on Amartya Sen". Feminist Economics. Taylor and Francis. 9 (2–3).CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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