New Release Books by Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is the author of Resources, Values and Development (1997), On Economic Inequality (1997), Choice, Welfare and Measurement (1997), Development as Freedom (2000) and other 134 books.

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Resources, Values and Development

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Resources, Values and Development
Resources, Values and Development contains many of Amartya Sen''s path-breaking contributions to development economics, including papers on resource allocation in nonwage systems, shadow pricing, employment policy, welfare economics, poverty assessment, gender-based inequality, and hunger and famines.

On Economic Inequality

release date: Jan 01, 1997
On Economic Inequality
In this classic text, first published in 1973, Amartya Sen relates the theory of welfare economics to the study of economic inequality. He presents a systematic treatment of the conceptual framework as well as the practical problems of measurement of inequality. In his masterful analysis, Sen assesses various approaches to measuring inequality and delineates the causes and effects of economic disparities. Containing the four lectures from the original edition as well as a new introduction, this timeless study is essential reading for economists, philosophers, and social scientists. In a substantial new annexe, Amartya Sen, jointly with James Foster, critically surveys the literature that followed the publication of this book, and also evaluates the main analytical issues in the appraisal of economic inequality and poverty.

Choice, Welfare and Measurement

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Choice, Welfare and Measurement
"Choice, Welfare and Measurement contains many of Amartya Sen''s most important contributions to economic analysis and methods, including papers on individual and social choice, preference and rationality, and aggregation and economic measurement. A substantial introductory essay interrelates his diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the underlying issues."--P. [4] of cover.

Development as Freedom

release date: Jan 01, 2000

Welfare Economics and the Quality of Life

release date: Jan 01, 1998

India, Development and Participation

release date: Jan 01, 2002

The Argumentative Indian

release date: Jul 27, 2006
The Argumentative Indian
India is a very diverse country with many distinct pursuits, vastly different convictions, widely divergent customs, and a veritable feast of viewpoints. The Argumentative Indian brings together an illuminating selection of writings from Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen that outline the need to understand contemporary India in the light of its long argumentative tradition. The understanding and use of this rich argumentative tradition are critically important, Sen argues, for the success of India''s democracy, the defence of its secular politics, the removal of inequalities related to class, caste, gender and community, and the pursuit of sub-continental peace.

Employment, Technology and Development

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Employment, Technology and Development
This Study, Conducted By Professor Sen For The Ilo In The 1970S Emphasizes The Use Of Social Benefit-Cost Analysis As A Tool To Evaluate Employment Policies And Optimal Resource Allocation In Developing Countries.

Inequality Reexamined

release date: Mar 15, 1995
Inequality Reexamined
The noted economist and philosopher Amartya Sen argues that the dictum “all people are created equal” serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By concentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new angle to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education.

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.

Hunger and Public Action

release date: Jun 28, 1990
Hunger and Public Action
This is an open access publication, available online and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO). It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. This study was well-received and widely discussed when it appeared in hardback in 1990. It is devoted to analysis of the enduring problem of hunger in the modern world, and of the role that public action can play in countering it. The book is divided into four parts. The first attempts to provide a coherent perspective on the complex nutritional, economic, social and political issues involved in the causation of hunger and deprivation. The second deals with famine prevention, paying special attention to Africa and India. The third focuses on chronic undernourishment and related deprivations. Parts two and three include a number of case studies of successful public action for the prevention of hunger and famines in various parts of the world. The fourth part of the book draws together the main themes and concerns of the earlier chapters, and provides an integrated view of the role of public action in eliminating hunger.

Maximization and the Act of Choice

release date: Jan 01, 1996

The Standard of Living

release date: Dec 08, 1988
The Standard of Living
Reconsiders the idea of "the standard of living" and reflects on the moral and political implications.

Food, Economics, and Entitlements

release date: Jan 01, 1987

Food and Freedom

release date: Jan 01, 1987

Freedom of Choice

release date: Jan 01, 1987

Mortality as an Indicator of Economic Success and Failure

release date: Dec 31, 1994

Social Exclusion

release date: Jan 01, 2000

Choice Welfare and Measurement

release date: Jun 18, 1999

On Ethics and Economics

release date: Jan 08, 1991
On Ethics and Economics
In this elegant critique, Amartya Sen argues that welfare economics can be enriched by paying more explicit attention to ethics, and that modern ethical studies can also benefit from a closer contact with economies. He argues further that even predictive and descriptive economics can be helped by making more room for welfare-economic considerations in the explanation of behaviour.

Commodities and Capabilities

release date: Jun 17, 1999
Commodities and Capabilities
Commodities and Capabilities presents a set of inter-related theses concerning the foundations of welfare economics, and in particular about the assessment of personal well-being and advantage. The argument presented focuses on the capability to function, i.e. what a person can do or can be, questioning in the process the more standard emphasis on opulence or on utility. In fact, a person''s motivation behind choice is treated here as a parametric variable which may or may not coincide with the pursuit of self-interest. Given the large number of practical problems arising from the roles and limitations of different concepts of interest and the judgement of advantage and well-being, this scholarly investigation is both of theoretical interest and practical import.

Poverty and Famines

release date: Jan 20, 1983
Poverty and Famines
This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.

Reason Before Identity

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Reason Before Identity
Professor Amartya Sen delivered the 1998 Romanes Lecture before the University of Oxford on 17 November 1998. The subject of his lecture concerns social identity and its role and implications.

Africa and India

release date: Jan 01, 1987

Gender and Cooperative Conflicts

release date: Jan 01, 1987

On Ethics & Economics

release date: Jan 01, 1987
On Ethics & Economics
In this book, the author argues that welfare economics can be enriched by paying more explicit attention to ethics, and that modern ethical studies can also benefit from a closer contact with economies. He argues further that even predictive and descriptive economics can be helped by making more room for welfare-economic considerations in the explanation of behaviour.

Security Risk Assessment in Cloud Computing Domains

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Security Risk Assessment in Cloud Computing Domains
"Cyber security is one of the primary concerns persistent across any computing platform. While addressing the apprehensions about security risks, an infinite amount of resources cannot be invested in mitigation measures since organizations operate under budgetary constraints. Therefore the task of performing security risk assessment is imperative to designing optimal mitigation measures, as it provides insight about the strengths and weaknesses of different assets affiliated to a computing platform. The objective of the research presented in this dissertation is to improve upon existing risk assessment frameworks and guidelines associated to different key assets of Cloud computing domains - infrastructure, applications, and users. The dissertation presents various informal approaches of performing security risk assessment which will help to identify the security risks confronted by the aforementioned assets, and utilize the results to carry out the required cost-benefit tradeoff analyses. This will be beneficial to organizations by aiding them in better comprehending the security risks their assets are exposed to and thereafter secure them by designing cost-optimal mitigation measures"--Abstract, page iv.

On Interpreting India's Past

release date: Jan 01, 1996
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