Emma Rothschild

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Emma Rothschild[1]

"Emma Rothschild is Director of the Centre for History and Economics, a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and Chair of the Research Council of the Common Security Forum.

"She was born in London in 1948, graduated from Oxford University in 1967, and was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at MIT. From 1978 to 1988, she was an Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Humanities and the Program on Science, Technology, and Society. She has also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is a member of the United Kingdom government's Council for Science and Technology, and a member of the Board of the British Council. From 1986 to 1994, she was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. In Sweden, she is a member of the Board of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund. She has written extensively on economic history and the history of economic thought, and on environment and population

"She is married to Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics."

Emma Rothschild is a member of the Board of the United Nations Foundation.

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  1. About, Better World Fund, accessed April 4, 2009.
  2. Former Directors and Board Members, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, accessed September 23, 2008.