Paul Seabright is leaving the University of Cambridge, where he was Reader in Economics, to teach economics at the University of Toulouse. (March 2001)

The Road Upward

Amartya Sen, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998, has spent most of his career worrying about how to understand, measure, and promote “human development,” in the sense of the term that refers to the general condition of the people and not the achievements of a fortunate few.