The world most famous economists (1/10)

AMARTYASEN

There are many economists all over the world. I would like to talk about some of them.

Capabilities

Search the word « Capabilities » on your web page and you’ll get plenty of results but none would refer to what the Indian economist-philosopher Amartya Sen means by « capabilities » in his Capability Approach.

The « Capability Approach » helps ask many questions such as :

  • What do we value and what reasons do we have to do it?

  • Why are some individuals or groups deprived of capabilities?

Capabilities : getting economic resources, being in good health and happy, getting access to education and enjoying freedom and making choices.