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Research Interests


Economics of Poverty and Nutrition. Environmental Economics. Economic Measurement. Economics of Knowledge.

Biography


Fellow: British Academy, Royal Society. Member: Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Foreign Member: US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Honorary Fellow: London School of Economics, Trinity College (Cambridge). Volvo Environment Prize (2002), John Kenneth Galbraith Prize (2006), Zayed International Environment Prize (2011), Blue Planet Prize (2015), Tyler Prize (2016). Honorary Doctorate: Wageningen University, University of Bologna, Tilberg University, Catholic University of Louvain, Harvard University, University of York.

Recent Publications


Published Papers

Dasgupta, P., Ramsey and Intergenerational Welfare Economics, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (Summer 2019 Edition)
Dasgupta, A. and Dasgupta, P. Population Overshoot, The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics, forthcoming, (2019)
Dasgupta, P. and Goyal, S. Narrow Identities, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, (2019) vol 175 no. 3 pp. 395-419
Dasgupta, P., Mitra, T. and Sorger, G. Harvesting the Commons, Environmental and Resource Economics, (2018) vol 72(3) pp. 613-636
Dasgupta, A. and Dasgupta, P. Socially Embedded Preferences, Environmental Externalities, and Reproductive Rights, Population and Development Review, (2017) vol 43(3) pp. 405-441

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Dasgupta, A. and Dasgupta, P. Socially Embedded Preferences, Environmental Externalities, and Reproductive Rights, (2017) CWPE1724
Dasgupta, P. and Goyal, S. Narrow Identities, (2016) CWPE1653
Dasgupta, P. Birth and Death, (2016) CWPE1660
Dasgupta, P. The Nature of Economic Development and the Economic Development of Nature, (2013) CWPE1349

Authored Book

Dasgupta, P. Time and the Generation: Population Ethics for a Diminishing Planet, (2019) Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture Series - Columbia University Press, New York

Edited Books

eds. Dasgupta, P., Raven, P. and McIvor, A. Biological Extinction, (2019) - Cambridge University Press

Recent Activities


Full details of the Dasgupta Review
Cambridge University News has detailed feature on the independent review on the economics of biodiversity, produced by Emeritus Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
Published on - Thursday 4th February 2021

Call to Transform Economics to Halt Natural World Destruction
Nations will have to rethink economic growth as a measure of success if they want to make good on pledges to halt the destruction of the natural world, according to a report co-authored by Prof Dasgupta.
Published on - Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave an interview to the House of Commons, Environment Audit Committee about the findings of his forthcoming independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity. Professor Dasgupta's report will be published early in 2021.
Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was among the panel of leading scientists, academics, businesspeople and activists for the BBC World Service - World Questions programme. The panel discussed the environment and what we can do to help it. Professor Dasgupta's interim report of his independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity was published by the HM Treasury in April 2020.
Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

The Economics of Biodiversity
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta will be talking to Minouche Shafik (LSE Director) about his research into "The Economics of Biodiversity". The virtual event will take place on Thursday 7th May 2020 1.00pm to 2.00pm and is hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. Please see the LSE event page for details and to register your interest.
Published on - Wednesday 6th May 2020

Research Grants


Human Well-Being And The 'Industrious Revolution': Consumption, Gender And Social Capital In A German Developing Economy, 1600-1900 (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta













Emeritus Professor, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae


Contact Details
Email: Partha.Dasgupta@econ.cam.ac.uk
Room: 67
College: Fellow of St John's College


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