Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

Born: November 3, 1933

Nationality: Indian

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Amartya Sen, CH is an Indian economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Memorial 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.

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Source/Notes: Interview by Mario Baudino, Amartya Sen: Think a West tolerant intolerance against Muslims is wrong and dangerous,, La Stampa, 30 January 2003