Amartya Sen

Philosopher, Organization leader

1933 –

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Who is Amartya Sen?

Amartya Kumar Sen, is an Indian economist and a Nobel laureate. He has made contributions to 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 Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics.

He is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is also a senior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, distinguished fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he previously served as Master from 1998 to 2004. Sen's books have been translated into more than thirty languages over a period of forty years.

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Born
Nov 3, 1933
London
Also known as
  • Amartya K. Sen
  • Amartya Kumar Sen, CH
  • Amartya Kumar Sen
  • Sen
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Hinduism
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • University of Calcutta
  • Presidency College, Kolkata
  • Visva-Bharati University
  • University of Cambridge
  • St Gregory's School
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • United States of America
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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