Amartya Kumar Sen

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I would first like to say how honored I feel to have the opportunity of giving this year’s Asia and Pacific Lecture. I also appreciate the fact that I am being hosted by two extremely distinguished intellectual institutions: the Japan Center for International Exchange and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. I also value the chance of speaking here(More)
1345 Income inequality has always been viewed as closely related to con!ict. In the introduction of his celebrated book On Income Inequality, Amartya K. Sen (1973) asserts that “the relation between inequality and rebellion is indeed a close one.” Early empirical studies on the role of inequality in explaining civil con!ict have focused on the personal(More)