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# Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen
Sen in 2012
Born3 November 1933 (age 87)
NationalityIndian
FieldsWelfare economics, development economics, ethics
Alma materPresidency College of the University of Calcutta (BA),
Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
Influences
Influenced
Notable awardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)
Bharat Ratna (1999)
National Humanities Medal (2012)[3]

Amartya Kumar Sen (born 3 November 1933) is a British Indian American economist. Since 1956 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

1. Sen, Amartya (2010). The idea of justice. London: Penguin. .
2. 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. .
3. President Obama Awards 2011 National Humanities Medals. National Endowment for the Humanities. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.