On Ethics and Economics

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Wiley, Jan 8, 1991 - Business & Economics - 148 pages
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In this elegant critique, Amartya Sen argues that welfare economics can be enriched by paying more explicit attention to ethics, and that modern ethical studies can also benefit from a closer contact with economies. He argues further that even predictive and descriptive economics can be helped by making more room for welfare-economic considerations in the explanation of behaviour.

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User Review  - Hendrik - Goodreads

I've had to read the book several times to start grasping the meaning of the ideas exposed within. There are still more times that this book will need to be re-read, but I think the author demonstrates a clear and witty insight into the science of economics. Read full review

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User Review  - Anant Mittal - Goodreads

This is one heavy heavy book. Took me an awful long time to read and even more to understand and relate, and even then I have to admit I probably understood only half of the book. It actually is mind ... Read full review

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Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard University. He is affiliated with the Departments of Economics and Philosophy.

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