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Amartya Sen talks to Prospect's Jonathan Derbyshire

Amartya Sen, University Professor at Harvard, won the Nobel prize for his contributions to welfare economics in 1998. We met at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he has been a fellow since 1957, to discuss his new book An Uncertain Glory, co-written with Jean Drèze. I put to him some of the criticisms made by Partha Dasgupta in his review opposite.

Jonathan Derbyshire How do you respond to the charge that you don’t pay as much attention in the book as you might to the “negative…

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