New Release Books by Amartya Kumar Sen

Amartya Kumar Sen is the author of Mismeasuring Our Lives (2011), The Idea of Justice (2009), Perspectives on the Economic and Human Development of India and China (2006), Poverty and Inequality (2006) and other 57 books.

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Mismeasuring Our Lives

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Mismeasuring Our Lives
In February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - the most widely used measure of economic activity - is a reliable indicator of economic and social progress. The Commission was given the further task of laying out an agenda for developing better measures. Mismeasuring Our Lives is the result of this major intellectual effort, one with pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies - considering, for example, how GDP overlooks economic inequality (with the result that most people can be worse off even though average income is increasing); and does not factor environmental impacts into economic decisions.In place of GDP, Mismeasuring Our Lives introduces a bold new array of concepts, from sustainable measures of economic welfare, to measures of savings and wealth, to a ''''green GDP.'''' At a time when policymakers worldwide are grappling with unprecedented global financial and environmental issues, here is an essential guide to measuring the things that matter.

The Idea of Justice

release date: Sep 30, 2009
The Idea of Justice
Social justice: an ideal, forever beyond our grasp; or one of many practical possibilities? More than a matter of intellectual discourse, the idea of justice plays a real role in how - and how well - people live. And in this book the distinguished scholar Amartya Sen offers a powerful critique of the theory of social justice that, in its grip on social and political thinking, has long left practical realities far behind.

Perspectives on the Economic and Human Development of India and China

release date: Jan 01, 2006

Poverty and Inequality

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Poverty and Inequality
This is a collection of essays from leading public intellectuals that identifies major conceptual problems in the analysis of poverty and inequality and advances strategies for reducing poverty and inequality that are consistent with these new conceptual and methodological approaches.

La Libertad Individual Como Compromiso Social

release date: Jan 01, 2003

The Amartya Sen and Jean Drèze Omnibus

release date: Dec 31, 1998
The Amartya Sen and Jean Drèze Omnibus
This text comprises three works by two well-known economists. The trilogy discusses causes of hunger, the role public action can play in its alleviation and the Indian experience in this context. It provides a comprehensive, theoretical and empirical analysis of relevant developmental issue.

Rationality and Freedom

release date: Jan 01, 2004

The Political Economy of Hunger

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Political Economy of Hunger
The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills millions more people each year than wars or political repression. Now this abridged version, edited by Athar Hussain, puts the most influential essays from the three-volume work within the reach of concerned citizens. Ranging from Africa to South Asia to China, and written by an international array of authorities, the essays included in this abridgement give the best available analysis of the causes of worldwide hunger and deprivation, and the best hope for effective aid policies in the future.

Gender Inequality in Human Development

release date: Jan 01, 1995

Objectivity and Position

release date: Jan 01, 1992

Hunger and Public Action

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Hunger and Public Action
An analysis of the problem of hunger in the modern world and of the role that public action can play in combating it. It is aimed at economists, social scientists and all those concerned with the management of food and health resources.

Sobre Ética Y Economía

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Sobre Ética Y Economía
En este libro, Amartya Sen se plantea de forma crítica el distanciamiento entre ética y economía que caracteriza el análisis económico moderno y que termina convirtiendo a esta última en una ciencia de la mera asignación eficiente de los recursos. Partiendo del hecho de que las condiciones de racionalidad de un grupo influyen sobre el comportamiento real de quien pertenece al mismo, Sen, Premio Nobel de Economía en 1998, sostiene que la economía puede ser más productiva como ciencia social teniendo en cuenta de forma explícita las consideraciones éticas que afectan al comportamiento humano.

Democracy as a Universal Value

release date: Jan 01, 1999

On Interpreting India's Past

release date: Jan 01, 1996
On Interpreting India's Past
Revision of the first Abha Maiti memorial lecture delivered at the Asiatic Society on 20 March 1995.

Welfare Economics and the Quality of Life

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Well-being, Agency and Freedom

release date: Jan 01, 1985

Commodities and Capabilities

release date: Jan 01, 1987

The State-owned Enterprise as an Entrepreneurial Substitute in Developing Countries

release date: Jan 01, 1985
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