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Amartya Sen

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Amartya Sen
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Sen in 2010
Native nameঅমর্ত্য সেন
Born (1933-11-03) 3 November 1933 (age 85)
Manikganj, British India (present-day Bangladesh)
ResidenceNew York, United States
NationalityIndian
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)
Indrani(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
Influences
Influenced

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]

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  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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19452820902941628. 
  4. http://www.charleston.org.uk/amartya-sen-announced-as-winner-of-charleston-efg-john-maynard-keynes-prize-2015/

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