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Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen
Chair: Professor Kevin Roberts
Recorded on 19 January 2017 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
The conversation surrounds the re-issue of Collective Choice (1970), with new arguments and results, alternating between the mathematical and non-mathematical to discuss choice, welfare, inequality, poverty and rights.
Amartya Sen is Thomas W Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics and an LSE Honorary Fellow.
Kevin Roberts is Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
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