Kaushik Basu

Amartya Sen

Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, USA

Until 2004, he was the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as President of the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, the Indian Economic Association, and the International Economic Association. Amartya Sen's awards include Bharat Ratna (India), Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France), the National Humanities Medal (USA), Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Brazil), Honorary Companion of Honour (UK), Aztec Eagle (Mexico), Edinburgh Medal (UK), the Agnelli Prize in Ethics (Italy), the George Marshall Award (USA), the Eisenhauer Medal (USA), and the Nobel Prize in Economics.