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Description - Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen by Kaushik Basu

Amartya Sen has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate, advancing the cause of a human development focused policy agenda, and a tolerant and democratic polity. This argumentative Indian has made the case for the poorest of the poor, and for plurality in cultural perspective. It is not surprising that he has won the highest awards, ranging from the Nobel Prize in Economics to the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. This public recognition has gone hand in hand with the affection and admiration that Amartya's friends and students hold for him. This volume of essays, written in honor of his 75th birthday by his students and peers, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199239979
ISBN-10: 0199239975
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 178mm x 36mm)
Pages: 646
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies, Department of Economics, and Director, Center for Analytic Economics, Cornell University. He has held visiting positions at CORE (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), and the London School of Economics. He has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Princeton University, and M.I.T. In 1992 he founded the Centre for Development Economics in Delhi and was its first Executive Director. He is also a founding member of the Madras School of Economics. Ravi Kanbur is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He has taught at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, Warwick, Princeton and Columbia and has served on the staff of the World Bank in several capacities, including as Director of the World Bank's World Development Report.

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