“Amartya Sen…got the Nobel Prize in development economics. There are many books by him in this area but I chose this one as representative of many of his ideas. It is a collection of the essays he has written over many years so it covers his various interests in this field. He also belongs to the tradition of paying attention to improving the access of the poor. He is very interested in the issues of equity. He also follows the Adam Smith tradition of economics in that he tries to bridge ethics and economics. For many years his appointments have been jointly in departments of economics and philosophy. In development economics, he looks at education and health improvements for the poor as well as women’s autonomy and the larger issues of democratic freedom being an integral part of development.” Read more...
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