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|Born||3 November 1933
Manikganj, British India (present-day Bangladesh)
|Residence||New York, United States|
|Fields||Welfare economics, development economics, ethics|
|Alma mater||Presidency College of the University of Calcutta (BA),
Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD)
|Notable awards||Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998)
Bharat Ratna (1999)
National Humanities Medal (2012)
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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