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Amartya Sen
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Sen in 2010
Born 3 November 1933 (1933-11-03) (age 88)
Manikganj, British India (present-day Bangladesh)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Presidency College of the University of Calcutta (BA),
Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
Spouse(s) Nabaneeta Dev (1958–1976)
Eva Colorni (1978–1985)
Emma Rothschild (m. 1991)
Children Antara Dev Sen(daughter)
Nandan Sen(daughter)
Kabir (son)
Awards Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)
Bharat Ratna (1999)
National Humanities Medal (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Welfare economics, development economics, ethics

Amartya Kumar Sen (born 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and philosopher of Bengali origin. Since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He worked in welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and Bharat Ratna in 1999 for his work in welfare economics. He was also awarded the inaugural Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize in recognition of his work on welfare economics in February 2015 during a reception at the Royal Academy in the UK.

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