Amartya Sen on the Quality of Life
In May this year, I did an interview with Amartya Sen in Cambridge (the British one) on the Quality of Life. The concrete occasion for this interview was a workshop/conference was involved in, organized by the Humanities Division of the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO-Geesteswetenschappen), on the Quality of Life.
Sen couldn’t come to give a talk at this conference, but was happy being interviewed by me. So if you fancy watching 22 minutes of Sen’s views on how to conceptualise and measure the quality of life, on the Sarkozy report on the measurement of economic progress, and, at the end, on global poverty and whether the rich people really care about the global poor, you can watch it here
. There is a longer version (about an hour and 6 minutes) which also includes more ‘technical’ questions (like how to weigh different dimensions of well-being), that can be borrowed from me or from the EIPE Library
(located in room H5-14, Tom Wells’s office).