Hall of Fame - Economist Dr. Amartya Sen
Dr. Amartya Sen -
Nobel Prize Winner in Economics "for
contributions to welfare
Dr Sen had
been in the reckoning for the Nobel Prize
for several years and many of his admirers
felt he had been overlooked so far because
of his outspoken criticism of the western
model of economic growth which he felt had
fallen short of achieving the welfare of the
poor. His works are notable for a keen
interest in how resources are distributed in
society, with a focus on the poorest
members, the citation said.
studies on famine in India, Bangladesh,
Ethiopia and Saharan countries found that
shortage of food was not always the cause of
such a catastrophe, it said. ``By analysing
the available information about different
individuals' welfare when collective
decisions are made he has improved the
theoretical foundation for comparing
different distributions of society's welfare
and defined new and more satisfactory
indexes of poverty,'' the Swedish Academy
``In empirical studies, Dr Sen's
applications of his theoretical approach
have enhanced our understanding of the
economic mechanisms underlying famines,''
the citation said.
Announcing the award in
Stockholm, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science said Dr Sen was
chosen for his contribution to welfare economics. ``His contribution
ranged from axiomatic theory of social choice over definitions of
welfare and poverty indexes, to empirical studies of famine,'' the
citation by the Academy said.
Dr Sen has served as
President of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic
Association, the American Economic Association and the International
Economic Association. He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM
and is now its Honorary Advisor.
Dr Sen is a Fellow of the British Academy,
Foreign Honorary Member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member
of the American Philosophical Society. Among
the awards he has received are the “Bharat
Ratna” (the highest honour awarded by the
President of India); the Senator Giovanni
Agnelli International Prize in Ethics; the
Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award; the
Edinburgh Medal; the Brazilian Ordem do
Merito Cientifico (Grã-Cruz); the Presidency
of the Italian Republic Medal; the
Eisenhower Medal; and Honorary Companion of
Honour (U.K.). In 1998, Dr Sen was awarded
the Nobel Prize in Economics.
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