Resources, Values, and Development: Expanded Edition by Amartya SenResources, Values, and Development: Expanded Edition by Amartya Sen

Resources, Values, and Development: Expanded Edition

byAmartya Sen

Paperback | September 15, 1997

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Resources, Values and Development contains many of Amartya Sen's path-breaking contributions to development economics, including papers on resource allocation in nonwage systems, investment planning, shadow pricing, employment policy, and welfare economics.

Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, is Lamont University Professor, Harvard University.
Title:Resources, Values, and Development: Expanded EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pagesPublished:September 15, 1997Publisher:Harvard

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0674765265

ISBN - 13:9780674765269

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Table of Contents



Part I: Institutions and Motivation

Peasants and Dualism with or without Surplus Labour

Labour Allocation in a Cooperative Enterprise

The Profit Motive

Part 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

Part 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

Part 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

Part V: Goods and Well-being

The Welfare Basis of Real Income Comparisons

Ingredients of Famine Analysis: Availability and


Development: Which Way Now?

Goods and People

Name Index

Subject Index

Editorial Reviews

[Sen] has a mind like a searchlight, illuminating his material with an intense lucidity; he has a gift for looking at assumptions his colleagues have long taken for granted, and finding them defective...From the body of work represented by this book, [Sen] emerges as one of the profession's most remarkable protagonists of the forces of reason. Massively researched, scrupulously referenced...a share of these papers would be a satisfactory lifetime's achievement for many academics: but they are only a fraction of his durable and wide-ranging accomplishments. And they are written with a combination of humanity, rigor, elegance and force that puts him in the most rare and distinguished company.