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Amartya Kumar Sen (Bengali: [ˈɔmortːo ˈʃen]; born 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. Sen has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, decision theory, development economics, public health, and measures of well-being of countries.
Amartya Kumar Sen
(1933-11-03) 3 November 1933 (age 90)
|Children||4, including Nandana and Antara|
Social choice theory
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta (BA)|
Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
|Influences||Gautama Buddha, Adam Smith, John Rawls, John Maynard Keynes, B. R. Ambedkar, Kenneth Arrow, Piero Sraffa, Maurice Dobb, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Marx|
|Contributions||Human development theory|
Entitlement approach to famine
|Awards||Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)|
Bharat Ratna (1999)
National Humanities Medal (2012)
Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science (2017)
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
He is currently a Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He formerly served as Master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998, and India's highest civilian honour — Bharat Ratna, the following year for his contribution to welfare economics. The German Publishers and Booksellers Association awarded him the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his pioneering scholarship addressing issues of global justice and combating social inequality in education and healthcare.
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