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Professor Amartya Sen

BA, MA, PhD, Bharat Ratna, CH, FBA, DLitt (Hon), DSc (Hon), D Law (Hon), DU (Hon)
Honorary Fellow since 2012
Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University
Amartya Sen taught Economics, Philosophy, History and Law at Harvard (as Thomas W. Lamont University Professor), authored An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (Penguin and Princeton University Press) jointly with Jean Drèze, and published a number of articles in professional journals and in the public media.
Professor Amartya Sen

Background

  • Master, Trinity College, Cambridge (from 1998 to 2004)
  • Professor of Economics and Philosophy, and Lamont University Professor, Harvard University (from 1988 to 1998)
  • Drummond Professor of Political Economy and Professorial Fellow, All Souls College (from 1980 to 1988)
  • Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford (Associate Member, 1980-9; Honorary Fellow, 1998) (from 1977 to 1980)
  • Professor of Economics, London School of Economics (from 1971 to 1977)
  • Professor of Economics, Delhi (Chairman, 1966-8; Honorary Professor, 1971 onwards) (from 1963 to 1971)
  • Staff Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge (from 1961 to 1963)
  • Prize Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge (from 1957 to 1961)
  • Professor of Economics, Jadavpur University (from 1956 to 1958)
  • Undergraduate, Cambridge University (from 1953 to 1955)

Research interests

  • Welfare economics
  • Social choice theory
  • Development economics
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Decision theory

Publications

Other professional memberships and roles

  • George C. Marshall Award (2005)
  • Eisenhower Medal (2000)
  • Honorary President, Oxfam (from 1999 to 2002)
  • Nobel Prize in Economics (1998)
  • Edinburgh Medal (1997)
  • President, American Economic Association (1994)
  • President, Indian Economic Association (1989)
  • President, International Economic Association (from 1986 to 1989)
  • President, Econometric Society (1984)