The Adam Smith Lecture

Professor Amartya Sen

The Adam Smith Lecture 2011 with guest speakers Amartya Sen and Emma Rothschild introduced by Principal Dr Craig Thomson and Gordon Brown MP.

Amartya Sen is an economist and philosopher who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory.

Joining Professor Sen in delivering the Lecture is Emma Rothschild, a Harvard professor who also holds senior positions in the UK at the University of Cambridge. Professor Rothschild also sits on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Foundation and has been recognised with the Order of St Michael and St George for her work in international cultural and academic relations.

Harvard Professor and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen speaks on "The Uses and Abuses of Adam Smith" at Duke University as part of a celebration weekend of the 40th anniversary of the History of Political Economy Journal.