Prasanta Pattanaik

Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik
Born (1943-05-04) 4 May 1943
Institution University of California
Field Social choice theory and microeconomic theory
Alma mater University of Delhi
Influences Amartya Sen

Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik[1] (born 4 May 1943),[2] is emeritus professor at the Department of Economics at the University of California, a research associate for the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI),[3] and a fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association.[4]

Along with Amartya Sen and Kenneth Arrow, Pattanaik is an advisory editor for the journal Social Choice and Welfare.[5]


Pattanaik gained his degree in economics from Utkal University, Odisha, India. He then went on to study for his masters and doctorate, both in economics, at the University of Delhi.[3]

Pattanaik studied under, the Nobel Prize winning economist, Amartya Sen and his "leadership role" in the study of social choice theory has been acknowledged by Sen.[6]

Selected bibliography

Book series

Pattanaik is one of the series editors for the Springer series Studies in Choice and Welfare,[7] which included being co-editor of Rational choice and social welfare theory and applications: essays in honor of Kotaro Suzumura.[8]


Chapters in books

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Discussion papers


  1. "Pattanaik, Prasanta K. (Prasanta Kumar)". Virtual International Authority File. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. "Pattanaik, Prasanta K.". Library of Congress. Retrieved 29 September 2014. data sheet (b. 5-4-1943)
  3. 1 2 "Prasanta Pattanaik". Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  4. "HDCA fellows". Human Development and Capability Association. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  5. "Social Choice and Welfare | Editorial board | Advisory Editors". Springer. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  6. Sen, Amartya (2010), "Acknowledgements", in Sen, Amartya, The idea of justice, London: Penguin, pp. xii–xxiii, ISBN 9780141037851. Book preview.
  7. "Studies in Choice and Welfare". Springer. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  8. Pattanaik, Prasanta K.; Tadenuma, Koichi; Xu, Yongsheng; Yoshihara, Naoki (2008). Rational choice and social welfare theory and applications: essays in honor of Kotaro Suzumura. Studies in Choice and Welfare. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 9783540798316.
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