Amartya Sen

Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Full Name: Amartya Sen


Profession: Economist/Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: 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 (85 years old)
Birthplace: Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events in the Life of Amartya Sen

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