Amartya Sen’s 75th Birthday Party

by Ingrid Robeyns on June 3, 2008

Amartya Sen turns 75 later this year (on November 3rd, to be precise), and we are going to celebrate this. In academic style, of course. “Kaushik Basu”: and “Ravi Kanbur”: have edited a 2-volume Festschrift, aptly called “Arguments for a Better World“: I am not sure when Sen is going to read those 1400 pages, but that detail shouldn’t spoil the party. And Basu and Kanbur are also organising, together with the Institute for Human Development “a conference”: to celebrate his birthday. That event will take place in New Delhi on the 19th and 20th of December. “The Call for Papers”:, which so far I haven’t seen circulating, is only open to young economists and social scientists, with ‘young’ being defined as those under 40. It’s a pity, though, that political philosophers are not invited to submit papers, given Sen’s important contributions to that field.