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Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen
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Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur

Abstract

The year 2008 marks Amartya Sen's 75th birthday. Amartya has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and more broadly the social sciences. 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 ci ... More

Keywords: ethics, normative economics, welfare, aggregation, social choice, poverty, capabilities, identity, collective action, Amartya Sen

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239115
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaushik Basu, editor
C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Analytic Economics, Cornell University

Ravi Kanbur, editor
T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University
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Introduction

KAUSHIK BASU RAVI KANBUR

Part I Ethics, Normative Economics and Welfare

Part II Agency, Aggregation and Social Choice

Chapter 7 Rational Choice on General Domains*

WALTER BOSSERT KOTARO SUZUMURA

Part III Poverty, Capabilities and Measurement

Chapter 16 The Measurement of Capabilities*

PAUL ANAND CRISTINA SANTOS RON SMITH

Chapter 17 On Ultrapoverty*

SUDHIR ANAND CHRISTOPHER HARRIS OLIVER LINTON

Chapter 18 Multidimensional Poverty Orderings*

FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON SATYA R. CHAKRAVARTY

Chapter 19 External Capabilities*

JAMES E. FOSTER CHRISTOPHER HANDY

Chapter 22 Ungrouping Income Distributions

ANTHONY SHORROCKS GUANGHUA WAN

Part IV Identity, Collective Action and Public Economics

Chapter 25 Sen's Identities

KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH

Chapter 27 Equity and Sharing the Cost of a Public Project*

RAJAT DEB INDRANIL K. GHOSH TAE KUN SEO