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.