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Amartya Sen

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

Profession: Economist/Nobel Laureate


Biography: 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.

Born: November 3, 1933
Birthplace: Santiniketan, West Bengal, India
Age: 88 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1998-12-10 Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics