Eiffe, Franz (2007). "The smithean roots in the work of Sen" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The purpose of the paper is to show in how far not only Sen’s idea of man but also his holistic views on the economy and human development, which have accumulated in the well known capability approach, is inspired by the philosophical work of Adam Smith.