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World Thinkers 2014: Amartya Sen

Economist and philosopher, India

By Prospect Team  

Amartya Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher who is currently a professor at Harvard University. He won the Nobel prize for economics in 1998 for his work in welfare economics. In the London Review of Books, Glen Newey described Sen as “a heroic figure who has published major theoretical works in welfare economics, social choice theory and political philosophy, but has also been politically engaged.”

Further reading

Growth, democracy and China: A wide-ranging discussion with Amartya Sen about his latest book, An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions

Illusions of identity: Sen…

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