Amartya Kumar Sen(1933-), Welfare economist; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
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Indian economist, philosopher and social thinker. Born in Satiniketan, India, on a University campus founded by the poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, Sen came from an academic family. His contributions to measuring and understanding poverty in developing nations is concerned with justice, finding ways to overcome it. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics (1988). Formerly Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, he is currently the Lamont University Professor at Harvard University. His publications include On Economic Inequality (1973), Poverty and Famines (1981), Rationality and Freedom (2003), Identity and Violence: The illusion of Destiny (2006) and The Idea of Justice (2009).