Amartya Sen

Birthday Anniversary of Amartya Sen on 3rd November

Born:  3 November 1933

Profession: Indian Economist

Achievements of Amartya Sen:

  • Amartya Sen was born in Santiniketan, Bengal Presidency, British India. He is an Indian economist, and philosopher and his fields are Welfare economics, development economics, and ethics.
  • He started his career as a teacher and a research scholar in the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University. He joined Harvard as the Thomas W. Lamont Professor of Economics in 1987
  • He was appointed as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1998 and becoming the first Asian of an Oxbridge college. He has Received 90 honorary degrees from universities around the world.
  • In 1998, he was awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He is the recipient of Bharat Ratna in 1999 for his work in welfare economics.
  • Amartya Sen wrote several books. Some of them are Choice of Techniques: An Aspect of the Theory of Planned Economic Development (1960), Freedom, Rationality and Social Choice (2000), The Idea of Justice (2010), etc.

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