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What are the Demands of Democracy?
Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate

Amartya Sen


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Event details

University of York

Due to popular demand, this event is now sold out. You may get in on the door on the night; any free seats will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Join Nobel prize-winning economist and philosopher, Amartya Sen, as he discusses the demands of democracy. Amartya is currently
Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory and to moral and political philosophy. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998.

Organised by School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy, University of York.

Speaker biography

Amartya Sen is an Indian economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his interest in the problems of society’s poorest members. Sen was best known for his work on the causes of famine, which led to the development of practical solutions for preventing or limiting the effects of real or perceived shortages of food.

Following his talk, Amartya Sen spoke to the Yorkshire Post about public spending cuts and a 'democratic deficit' in Europe.


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