Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195651316
This collection, influenced by the welfare economic perspective, contains many of Professor Sen’s path-breaking contributions to development economics.
This collection, influenced by the welfare economic perspective, contains many of Professor Sen’s path-breaking contributions to development economics. The investigations focus on resources allocation in non-wage systems, shadow pricing, employment policy, welfare economics, poverty assessment, gender-based inequality, and hunger and famines.
The descriptive and predictive analyses go specifically into institutional features at different levels, involving the state, the legal system, the wage system, the market mechanism, the family and even the media and pressure groups. A substantive introduction brings out the links between the various themes.
From the body of work represented by this book, Sen emerges as one of the profession’s most remarkable protagonists of the forces of reason. Massively researched, scrupulously referenced.
- Robert Cassen
While asking his fellow welfare economists to be less uptight..Sen insists that they continue to be rigorous. It is this tension between richness and rigor that gives his writings their special flavor
- Economic Journal
PART I : INSTITUTIONS AND MOTIVATION
Peasants and Dualism with or without Surplus Labour
Labour Allocation in a Cooperative Enterprise
The Profit Motive
ISOLATION AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT
On Optimizing the Rate of Saving
Isolation, Assurance and the Social Rate of Discount
Terminal Capital and Optimum Savings
On Some Debates in Capital Theory
Approaches to the Choice of Discount Rates for Social Benefit-Cost Analysis
SHADOW PRICING AND EMPLOYMENT
Optimum Savings, Technical Choice and the Shadow Price of Labour
Control Areas and Accounting Prices : An Approach to Economic Evaluation
Employment, Institutions and Technology : Some Polity Issues
MORALS AND MORES
Ethical Issues in Income Distribution : National and International
Rights and Capabilities
Poor, Relatively Speaking
Family and Food : Sex Bias in Poverty
Economics and the Family
GOODS AND WELL-BEING
The Welfare Basis of Real Income comparisons
Ingredients of Famine Analysis : Availability and Entitlements
Development : Which Way Now ?
Goods and People