Amartaya Sen (1933 – )

Amartaya Sen is a leading economist who has written extensively on welfare economics, social choice theory and development economics. His work on social choice theory won him the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and his deliberations built on Kenneth Arrow’s impossibility theorem, demonstrating the conditions under which Arrow’s impossibility theorem applied.  Sen has also been hugely influential in the field of Development Economics and his work on the causes of famines have influenced both development agencies and governments.