Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor and professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University and was until recently the master of Trinity College, Cambridge.

He 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. Born in Santiniketan, India, Amartya Sen studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, India, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Amartya Sen's books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and include Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970), On Economic Inequality (1973, 1997), Poverty and Famines (1981), Choice, Welfare and Measurement (1982), Resources, Values and Development (1984), On Ethics and Economics (1987), The Standard of Living (1987), Inequality Reexamined (1992), Development as Freedom (1999), and Rationality and Freedom (2002), The Argumentative Indian (2005), and Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (2006), among others.

Last Updated: June 5, 2017

Economics; philosophy; decision theory, including social choice theory; welfare economics; theory of measurement; development economics; public health; gender studies; moral and political philosophy; economics of peace and war.