Amartya sen was born in bengal, india in 1933 when he was only ten, he witnessed the great bengal famine, which had an everlasting effect on his works, and was a reason as to why he pursued welfare economics and economic development. Amartya sen is an indian economist who was born on november 3, 1933 he is well known for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his interests in the problems of the poorest members of society. The sveriges riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of alfred nobel 1998 was awarded to amartya sen for his contributions to welfare economics to cite this section mla style: the sveriges riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of alfred nobel 1998.
His contributions to economics range from choice of techniques, welfare economics with particular focus on social choice theory, economics and ethics, and poverty and famines sen's revolutionary contribution to development economics and social indicators is the concept of 'capability. Prof amartya sen's contributions to the study of poverty and famines were the outcomes of his concern for the poorer sections of society rein's (1971) view on poverty may be placed as. One of india's greatest pioneers in social theories, amartya sen is the name who revolutionized the image of indian society with his socio-economic policies better known for his contributions in classifying the reasons for famine that affected the country post-independence, amartya sen forwarded feasible solutions to curb effectively the. Among his many contributions to development economics, sen produced pioneering studies of gender inequality, so he always takes care to write her rather than his when referring to an abstract person.
Amartya kumar sen is an indian economist who was awarded the 1998 nobel prize in economic sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his interest in the problems of society's poorest members. Amartya sen amartya sen was awarded the nobel memorial prize in economics in 1998 for his contributions to welfare economics although his primary academic. Amartya sen is an indian economist and winner of the bank of sweden prize in economic sciences in 1998 for his contributions to welfare economics for his work on poverty and famine, human development theory and gender aspects in economic development. Amartya sen is one of the renowned economist and philosopher belonged to india he was born on 3 november 1933 in a bengali brahmin family in west bengal, india his family lived in wari and manikgani, dhaka present day in bangladesh. Amartya sen was born in a bengali baidya family in santiniketan in west bengal, british india, on the campus on rabindranath tagore's viswa-bharati university, to ashutosh sen and amita sen rabindranath tagore gave amartya sen his name (bengali অমর্ত্য ômorto, lit immortal.
I n 1998, amartya sen received the nobel prize for his contributions to welfare economics much of sen's early work was on issues raised by kenneth arrow 's impossibility theorem arrow had shown, much more generally than condorcet had in 1785, that majority rules often lead to intransitivities. Amartya sen has made several key contributions to the research on fundamental problems in welfare economics his contributions range from axiomatic theory of social choice, over definitions of welfare and poverty indexes, to empirical studies of famine. The contributions of amartya sen to welfare economics anthony b atkinson nufﬁeld college, oxford ox1 1nf, england i introduction amartya sen occupies a unique position among modern economists.
First, sen's contributions in the disciplines of ethics and economics have deepened and expanded theoretical discourse on human rights in important and influential ways. Amartya sen: economist, philosopher, human development doyen while the longevity of his career and the magnitude of his contributions across a wide spectrum of issues - covering choice. The following points highlight the seven main contributions of amartya kumar sen to economics the contributions are: 1poverty and famines 2poverty and inequality 3the concept of capability 4.
Living through it was a 9-year-old boy named amartya k sen, who, 55 years later, won the nobel prize in economics for his work on poverty and famine sen, lamont university professor emeritus and a current adjunct and visiting professor at harvard, was awarded the 1998 nobel prize in economics wednesday for his contributions to welfare. Amartya sen is an internationally renowned scholar who is a professor of economics philosophy and law at harvard, and the winner of the 1998 nobel memorial prize in economic sciences for his.
Amartya sen, (born november 3, 1933, santiniketan, india), indian economist who was awarded the 1998 nobel prize in economic sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory and for his interest in the problems of society's poorest members. Contributions to development economics and the implementation of his concept of capabilities 1 in this appreciation, i have drawn on atkinson (1987) and on sen's conversation with arjo klamer (1989. S an indian who takes inspiration from an 18th-century scottish economist, a french mathemati-cian, and a renowned bengali poet, amartya sen is a rare species.