Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-) is an Indian economist and philosopher. He is currently a Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Calcutta, New Delhi University, Trinity College, London School of Economics and Oxford. He has served as President of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association. In 1998, he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contribution to welfare studies and to the human development theory.
His publications include: Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1971), On Economic Inequalities (1973), Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlements and Deprivation (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1982), On Ethics and Economics (Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1987), Inequality Reexamined (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1992), Development as Freedom (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999), Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (New York, W. W. Norton, 2006), The Idea of Justice (Harvard University Press & London: Allen Lane, 2009). 
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