Brown University

Why is the Penalty of Inequality So High in India?

September 17, 2013

On Thursday, September 19th at 5:00 PM  Dr. Amartya Sen will give a lecture titled, " Why is the Penalty of Inequality so High in India?  Dr. Sen will share reflections from his latest book, co-authored with Jean Dreze, An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions (2013).  As noted by Professor Ashutosh Varshney in a recent book review in the Indian Express, An Uncertain Glory is a remarkable combination of philosophical depth, economic reasoning, empirical thoroughness and policy relevance.  The book underlines "the need for impatience", for the authors believe that the balance sheet of India's achievements and failures will tilt more towards the latter if their ideas about the importance of developing human capital are ignored. 

Tickets are required for the event. Those with tickets are requested to arrive by 4:30pm.

The event is available to all via Live Webcast: