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PAPERBACK

$50.50 • £40.95 • €45.50

ISBN 9780674765269

Publication Date: 09/15/1997

Short

560 pages

6 x 9 inches

23 tables, 18 line illustrations

World

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Institutions and Motivation
    • Peasants and Dualism with or without Surplus Labour
    • Labour Allocation in a Cooperative Enterprise
    • The Profit Motive
  • II. 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 to the Choice of Discount Rates for Social Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • III. 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 Policy Issues
  • IV. 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
  • V. 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
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Amartya Sen Is a 2011 National Humanities Medal Winner
  • Amartya Sen Is Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics
Why We Act: Turning Bystanders into Moral Rebels, by Catherine A. Sanderson, from Harvard University Press

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