Environmental Threats, Economic Reasoning

Nexus Lecture Amartya Sen

In the second Nexus lecture, Amartya Sen argues that a theme like the environment shows us that values and norms should be taken into account in economical analyses, both in order to get a truly clear view of the issue at stake and in order to be able to formulate a solution. For this purpose, economical analysis as it is now needs to be expanded. At the same time, it is important to approach this kind of issues economically. That way, we can prevent activism and concern from taking over their discussion.