The 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize winner in E Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University is the author of numerous other books and is a renowned international keynote conference speaker.
His research has ranged over a number of fields in economics, philosophy, and decision theory, including social choice theory, welfare economics, theory of measurement, development economics, public health, gender studies, moral and political philosophy, and the economics of peace and war.
Previous books include Development as Freedom; Collective Choice and Social Welfare; On Economic Inequality; Poverty and Famines; Choice, Welfare and Measurement; Resources; Values and Development; On Ethics and Economics; The Standard of Living; Inequality Reexamined; Development as Freedom; Rationality and Freedom; The Argumentative Indian; Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny among others.
Amartya Sen has received honorary doctorates from major universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He 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; Honorary Companion of Honour (U.K.)