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This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors place human agency at the centerstage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms.
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Jean Dreze is a Visiting Professor at the Delhi School of Economics and an international authority on development economics. His association with India goes back more than twenty years during which time he has studied the issues in India minutely and has authored many books, research papers,
and newspaper articles on education, poverty, development, nuclear doctrine, freedom of information, and the Narmada Struggle. Amartya Sen is the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He has been President of the Indian Economic
Association, the American Economic Association, the International Economic Association, and the Econometric Society. He has taught at Calcutta, Delhi, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and Harvard.
`Review from previous edition a very meticulous and persuasive analytical picture . . . altogether a model of empirical economics with a heart'
Ashok V. Desai, The Book Review
`Highly illuminating . . . an exceptionally impressive analysis, rich with implications'
Cass R. Sunstein, The New Republic
`a fine account of India's achievements and failures . . . it will be a starting point of subsequent discussions on social life in India'
Partha Dasgupta, Times Higher Education Supplement
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Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0199257485. Seller Inventory # NJ001363