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Amartya Sen: Amartya Kumar Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics.

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Google previewMarkets, Money and Capital (2008)

Hicksian Economics for the Twenty First Century by Roberto Scazzieri, Amartya Sen, Stefano Zamagni

AMARTYA SEN is a Nobel laureate ...

Google previewEmerging Perspectives on Anti-oppressive Practice (2003)

by Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. Meeting, Wes Shera

by Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen is a powerful analytical tool for understanding and intervening in the political economy of hunger. Entitlement failure is the inability to acquire food through the various forms of exchange relationships to which one has access (Sen, 1981). For Sen, entitlement failure is the central cause of hunger, starvation, and famine. People suffer malnutrition and die ...

Google previewAssault on Rural Poverty (2001)

The Case of Ethiopia by Haileleul Getahun, Hailemariam Getahun

we have witnessed terrifying famines brought about by what 1998 Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen refers to as "food availability declines";.1 In Ethiopia "food availability declines" have many causes. The most obvious of these are drought; political instability; wrong-headed economic and social policies; weak production technology development and transfer systems; poor credit and marketing services; inadequate physical infrastructure; lack of human and institutional capacity ...

Google previewEconomic reform in developing countries (2008)

by Lyn Squire, José María Fanelli

Amartya Sen refers to this broad perspective as 'reason' , the third and most important ...

Google previewA Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (2010)

by Dennis Patterson

Amartya Sen is an economist and philosopher; Martha Nussbaum is a classicist and philosopher; both have a strong liberal egalitarian bent. Sen (1992) and Nussbaum (2000) urge an egalitarianism of capabilities: that society should ensure that each person has the capability to exercise freedom effectively and to achieve the “functionings” or the goals that the person considers valuable. This approach is explicitly put forward as an alternative both to equality of welfare and equality of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of leadership (2004)

A-E by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

Philosopher and Nobel-prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has joined Rawls in the rejection of much of utilitarian (and libertarian) approaches to economic justice. Sen has broken down the components of utilitarianism (Sen 1987, 39) and emphasized multiple ways in which utility-based analyses do not account for “internalized” effects of oppression on disadvantaged persons, via so-called adaptive preferences. Sen has also offered a critical response to Rawls's own framework.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Public Choice (2008)

by Charles Rowley, Friedrich Schneider

Amartya Sen (1970) has generalized Black's singlepeakedness condition by recognizing that there are three parallel ways to avoid cycles, of which single- peakedness is only one. Since cycles are based on triples, it is sufficient to examine conditions for cyclicity on triples. For simplicity of exposition we restrict ourselves to strict orders (no ties). Sen's condition on triples that is equivalent to singlepeakedness is the NW (not worst) condition, the requirement that of the strict orders we find ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy (2014)

by D. C. Phillips

The approach was originally pioneered within political philosophy and welfare economics by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and was further developed by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and, more recently, by many other scholars. During the past three decades, the capability approach has influenced a wide range of academic research, including philosophical theories of social justice and the domains of social policy and development studies, as well as the work of international ...

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I was born in a University campus and seem to have lived all my life in one campus or another. (Amartya Sen)
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