Sen awarded Edinburgh Medal

March 28, 1997

Amartya Sen, professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University, was this week awarded the Edinburgh Medal at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The medal is awarded annually to scientists who make a wide contribution to society. Eric Milligan, Edinburgh's Lord Provost, said Professor Sen's work had combined exacting economic analysis with a human centred philosophical approach that was applied to major practical issues, such as the causes of famine.

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