Amartya Sen

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.

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 Bharat Ratna in 1999 for his work in 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.

Books in order of publication:

Choice of Techniques: An Aspect of the Theory of Planned Economic Development. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. – 1960

Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1st ed.). San Francisco, California: Holden-Day. – 1970

On Economic Inequality (expanded ed.). Oxford New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press – 1973

Utilitarianism and beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. – 1982

Choice, Welfare, and Measurement. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. – 1983

Commodities and Capabilities (1st ed.). New York: North-Holland Sole distributors for the U.S.A. and Canada, Elsevier Science Publishing Co.  – 1985

On Ethics and Economics. New York: Basil Blackwell. – 1987

Inequality reexamined – 1992

The Quality of Life. Oxford England New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press – 1993

Resources, Values, and Development. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. – 1997

India, economic development, and social opportunity. Oxford England New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. – 1998

Development as Freedom – 1999

Handbook of social choice and welfare. Amsterdam Boston: Elsevier. – 2002

The Argumentative Indian – 2005

Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny- 2006

Markets, money and capital: Hicksian economics for the twenty-first century. Cambridge, UK New York: Cambridge University Press. – 2008

The Idea of Justice – 2009

Mismeasuring our lives: why GDP doesn’t add up: the report. New York: New Press – 2010

Peace and Democratic Society. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers. – 2011

An Uncertain Glory: The Contradictions of Modern India. London: Allen Lane. – 2013

The Country of First Boys: And Other Essays. India: Oxford University Press. – 2015

Home in the World: A Memoir. London: Penguin. – 2020

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