Some refer to him as “the Mother Teresa of Economics.” “It would be hard for me to find a more stupid comparison,” he usually responds in a calm voice. Amartya sen, elegant and good-humored. The Indian academic, however, shares with the late nun a common purpose: to dedicate his efforts to the most disadvantaged. In his case, through a work that straddles economics and philosophy that has earned him the
Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences 2021.
Amartya Sen receives this award for being “a key figure in current thinking and a master of masters». The jury, assembled electronically and chaired by the historian Carmen Iglesias Cano, Countess of Gisbert, has