Event with Amartya Sen

April 22, 2010

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Dr. Sen discusses where hebelieves donors should be focusing in order to make the greatest impact on poverty alleviation.

Amartya Sen, called the "Mother Teresa of economics" and the "economist of the poor and philosopher of empowerment," is a distinguished economist-philosopher who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Eco-nomic Sciences in the year 1998 for his work on welfare economics. He is known for his work on famine, human development theory, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, gender inequality, and political liberalism. He is the former honorary president of Ox-fam. He is currently a professor of Economics and Phi-losophy at Harvard University. Sen's books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is a trus-tee of Economists for Peace and Security. As of 2009 he has received over 80 honorary doctorates.

 

Recorded Thursday, April 22, 2010.