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Amartya Kumar Sen (born November 3, 1933 in India), is an economist and a winner of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences (sometimes referred to informally as the "Nobel Prize for Economics") for his work on famine, human development theory, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, and political liberalism.
Sen's contribution to the literature was to show under what conditions Arrow's Impossibility Theorem would indeed come to pass as well as to extend and enrich the theory of social choice, informed by his interests in history of economic thought and philosophy.
Sen, who devoted his career to such issues, was called the “conscience of his profession.” His influential monograph Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970), which addressed problems such as individual rights, majority rule, and the availability of information about individual conditions, inspired researchers to turn their attention to issues of basic welfare.
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Amartya Kumar Sen (born 1933) was awarded The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (1998) (and later Bharat Ratna) for his work in mathematical economics.
Amartya Sen is notable for his theories on welfare economics, which try to explain the underlying mechanisms of poverty.
Sen has taught economics at Universities in Calcutta, Delhi, Oxford, Harvard and is currently Master of Trinity College in Cambridge, England.
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 Amartya Sen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sen was born in Santiniketan, West Bengal, the University town established by the poet Rabindranath Tagore, another Indian Nobel Prize winner.
Sen's contribution to the literature was to show under what conditions Arrow's Impossibility Theorem would indeed come to pass as well as to extend and enrich the theory of social choice, informed by his interests in history of economic thought and philosophy.
Sen's revolutionary contribution to development economics and social indicators is the concept of 'capability' developed in his article "Equality of What." He argues that governments should be measured against the concrete capabilities of their citizens.
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 Amartya Sen: Tutte le informazioni su Amartya Sen su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In estrema sintesi, Sen propone di studiare la povertà, la qualità della vita e l'eguaglianza non solo attraverso i tradizionali indicatori della disponibilità di beni materiali (ricchezza, reddito o spesa per consumi) ma soprattutto analizzando la capacità di vivere esperienze o situazioni cui l'individuo attribuisce un valore positivo.
L'approccio di Sen ha convinto molti studiosi a considerare i tradizionali indicatori monetari del benessere (indici di povertà e diseguaglianza basati sul reddito o sulla spesa per consumi) come misure incomplete e parziali della qualità della vita di un individuo.
Sen utilizza il concetto di attribuzioni per indicare l'insieme dei panieri alternativi di merci su cui una persona può avere il comando in una società, usando l'insieme dei diritti e delle opportunità.
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 Harvard Gazette: Nobelist Amartya Sen to return   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sen, considered the world's top expert in welfare economics and a leading global voice for the alleviation of poverty and inequality, is currently head of Trinity College in Cambridge, England.
Sen became professor of economis and philosophy at Harvard in 1987 and was appointed Lamont University Professor shortly thereafter.
Sen served as president of the Econometric Society in 1984, the International Economic Association from 1986 to 1989, the Indian Economic Association in 1989, and the American Economic Association in 1994.
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 The Sen difference
Sen was able to build bridges between economics and ethics largely because of his expertise and versatility in both disciplines.
Sen acknowledges Rawls to be one of "the greatest moral and political philosophers of this century" especially for advocating a non-utilitarian political philosophy and for showing that people's standing in society should be judged on a set of `objective' factors including basic liberties and opportunities, income and wealth, and social bases of self-respect.
Sen also invokes Smith to point out the importance of the capability of social and political participation and to argue that people could indeed be absolutely deprived in terms of capabilities while remaining only relatively deprived in terms of income.
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 tata.com : Professor Amartya Sen in India
Sen called for a rational assessment of the advantages of globalisation and while talking of its benefits gave his lecture his usual pink tint with a call for considering the predicament of the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.
Sen came out in favour of a country moving from the import substitution phase to one of active export promotion and said that this strategy of development is perfectly consistent with the championing and promotion of a powerful national identity.
Sen's lecture was interrupted briefly when a large crowd of people who were barred from attending the lecture barged into the auditorium amidst shouts and a few screams.
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 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | The Guardian Profile: Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen went to a school in Bengal which promoted curiosity rather than exam results, and he has never forgotten how one of his teachers summed up a classmate: "She is quite a serious thinker even though her grades are very good." In Sen's own case, the epigram needs re-phrasing.
Sen's fellow economists love the way he has given the subject a friendlier image,yet he was not awarded the Nobel prize for his more accessible work in development economics, but for "social choice theory", the philosophical foundation backed by mathematics which supports all his writings.
Sen had examined the disturbing fact that while female mortality is generally lower than male mortality at all age-groups in most cultures, this is not the case in India.
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 Kenneth Arrow on Amartya Sen's Poverty and Famines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sen finds that the per capita availability of food supply was 9 percent higher in 1943 than in 1941 and only about 10 percent less than the average of the five preceding years.
Sen points to the simple fact that goods reach people through their ability to "command" that they have goods, as provided by the workings of the socio-economic system.
Sen's book, together with other recent work on the world problem of hunger, should alert us even more strongly to the need for studying the distribution of income and of improving the relative situation of the very poor in order to curb the worst consequences of the economic system.
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Sen showed that human development was high in a number of countries, even though their per capita incomes (the standard measure of growth used by the World Bank and other international agencies) were low.
Sen is in an ambiguous position in regard to his neoclassical roots in economics, being both master and critic of the discipline.
Sen is aware of political-economic forces, pointing out that “famine is dependent upon 'the exercise of power and authority …alienation of the rulers from those who ruled.
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 Amazon.de: Development As Freedom: Bücher: Amartya Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amartya Sen presents how essential freedom is as an end to the process of development and indicates the futility of economic development with unfreedoms of people.
Sen's work, a repackaging of Marxist ideas modified for our post-Marxian times, has always advocated more state control and now, when such prescriptions have been shown to be counter-productive (they led to India losing half a century), he has made a strategic shift to the anarchian position.
Sen once again argues how divorcing of ethical dimensions to the vital economic discussions might be misleading....development is very much in consonance with enhancing of human freedom...it is a must read for every policy maker and people in general.
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 Amartya Sen - Noble Prize winner from India
Amartya Sen is Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, and Lamont University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.
Born in Santiniketan, India, in 1933, Amartya Sen studied at Presidency College in Calcutta India, and at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Professor Sen has published a number of books as well as articles in various journals of economics, philosophy, politics and decision theory.
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 Encyclopædia Britannica Board of Editors
Amartya Sen is recognized as one of the most creative and innovative economists in the world today.
Sen's monographs Collective Choice and Social Welfare, On Economic Inequality, and Choice, Welfare and Measurement inspired researchers to turn their attention to issues of basic welfare and produced methods of assessing poverty and deprivation that have helped to improve conditions for the poor.
Sen has served as Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and as President of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, the Indian Economic Association, and the International Economic Association.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Development as Freedom: Books: Amartya Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The foundation is Sen's view of well-being formulated as follows: "We all want the capability to live long (without being cut off in our prime) have a good life (rather than a life of misery and unfreedom)" and "We would all like to lead a kind of life that we have reason to value".
Sen warns on the danger of "high minded sentimentality, assuming that all people are peculiarly virtuous and keen to be just" or the equally unrealistic "Low-minded sentimentality, which some economists appear to prefer, that we are only influenced by crude consideration of personal advantage".
Sen's writes with the aplomb that one would expect from a philosopher (he is published in ethics and political philosophy as well as economics).
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 Harvard Public Health Review: Amartya Sen Wins Nobel Prize
Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize in Economics last month, but his brand of economics puts as much, if not more, emphasis on health as it does more conventional economic measures, such as per capita gross national product.
Most commentators said Sen was an unorthodox choice for the prize because it has tended to go to economists who work on a highly abstract, supposedly value-free level whereas as Sen has a reputation for being the conscience of the field.
Sen has shown, for example, that discrimination against girls and women in India and China translates into a skewed population that can only be accounted for by millions of "missing" girls and women.
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 webindia123-Indian personalities famous abroad - Amartya Sen
Amartya Kumar Sen, son of Amita Sen and Ashutosh Sen, was born on 3rd November 1933 at Shantiniketan, West Bengal.
Sen's contributions on welfare economics and definition of poverty in relation to development have offered a new philosophy and an alternative way to solid economic development.
Sen is the sixth Indian to get the Nobel and the first Asian winner of the Economics Prize.
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 Amazon.ca: Rationality and Freedom: Books: Amartya Sen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sen scrutinizes and departs from the standard criteria of rationality, and shows how it can be seen in terms of subjecting one's values as well as choices to the demands of reason and critical scrutiny.
Identifying a reciprocity in the relationship between rationality and freedom, Sen argues that freedom cannot be assessed independently of a person's reasoned preferences and valuations, just as rationality, in turn, requires freedom of thought.
Sen uses the discipline of social choice theory (a subject he has helped to develop) to illuminate the demands of reason and the assessment of freedom.
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 Amartya K. Sen
It was a logical marriage for Sen: the peasants and rural households which he studied have economic modes of behavior which often contradict the postulates of the "rational hedonist" that dominate economic theory.
In another famous work (1970), Sen turned his methological sights on the the Pareto-Optimality criteria - arguing that the assumption of Pareto-optimality in welfare theory was not value-neutral but rather contradicted the old J.S. Mill notion of "liberalism" as the Paretian criteria has no safeguards for "personal space".
Sen was no detached thinker, however: in 1972, he co-authored a famous UN guideline for development project evalution which has proven invaluable for many organizations.
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 Rediff On The NeT Business News: Amartya Sen wins Economics Nobel
That Sen has been anointed a prophet with honour in his own country is an indication that the two-steps-forward, one-step-back economic liberalisation and deregulation effort being essayed in socialist India is likely to acquire a human face, writes Dilip Thakore.
Amartya Sen's trail-blazing theoretical work highlighting the acute relevance of entitlement, deprivation, education, gender justice and basic health need to be integrated into the country's development process, experts opined at a seminar in New Delhi.
Though Sen downplayed his Nobel achievement, saying there were many others who deserved the prize and he wished he could share it with them, those who know him well said it couldn't have happened to a nicer person.
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 Amartya Sen: Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AMARTYA K. Amartya Sen is Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, and Lamont University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.
Professor Sen has published a number of books as well as articles in various journals of economics, philosophy, politics and decision theory.
Sen has received various honors, including the "Bharat Ratna" (the highest honor awarded by the President of India).
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 TIME Magazine | 60 Years of Asian Heroes: Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen, previously the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and now a professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard, is also the first Indian, indeed Asian, to win the Nobel Prize in economics.
Sen is special because he is the first economist-philosopher whose work has consciously touched the lives of millions of the poorest people in the world.
Sen argues that the notion of a clash between civilizations is the disease rather than the diagnosis of our current troubles.
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 Enemies, a Love Story
Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998.
Sen's faith in the multiplicity of claims on human loyalty is admirable, but it can hardly stand up to the fury of the true believers.
Sen, however, wishes to rescue Islam from this "confinement." He makes his way through Islam's history and its wide geographic sweep in order to find great Muslim practitioners of tolerance and periods of genuine enlightenment.
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