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Famine Survivor Wins Economics Prize

Science  23 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5389, pp. 614
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5389.614a

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This year's Nobel Prize in economic sciences went to Amartya Sen for his contributions to welfare economics, including a theoretical approach to the economic mechanisms underlying famines. For more information on this prize, see the Nobel Foundation Web site.