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Amartya Sen
Sen in 2012
Born (1933-11-03) 3 November 1933 (age 87)
Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh India
FieldsWelfare economics, development economics, ethics
Alma materPresidency College of the University of Calcutta (BA),
Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
Notable awardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)
Bharat Ratna (1999)
National Humanities Medal (2012)[3]

This person won a Nobel Prize

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]


Further reading

  • Forman-Barzilai, Fonna (2012), "Taking a broader view of humanity: an interview with Amartya Sen.", in Browning, Gary; Dimova-Cookson, Maria, Dialogues with contemporary political theorists, Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 170–180, ISBN 9780230303058

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