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Research Interests

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


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, A. and Dasgupta, P. Population Overshoot, (2019) The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics, forthcoming
Dasgupta, P. and Goyal, S. Narrow Identities, (2018) Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, forthcoming
Dasgupta, A. and Dasgupta, P. Socially Embedded Preferences, Environmental Externalities, and Reproductive Rights, (2017) Population and Development Review
Dasgupta, P., Southerton, D., Ulph, A. and Ulph, D. Consumer Behaviour with Environmental and Social Externalities: Implications for Analysis and Policy, (2016) Environmental and Resource Economics
Dasgupta, P. and Ramanathan, V. Pursuit of the Common Good, (2014) Science

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

Edited Books

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

Recent Activities

Biological Extinction - Publication Date: 2019-09-06
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta has edited a new book "Biological Extinction". The book was edited jointly with Peter Raven (Missouri Botanical Garden) & Anna McIvor (University of Cambridge), and was published in August 2019 by the Cambridge University Press.

Economic Case for Biodiversity - Publication Date: 2019-05-13
Professor Partha Dasgupta's research into biodiversity for the UN has been quoted by an article in the Guardian newspaper. The article title "UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning" was published online on 6th May 2019 and in the print version on 7th May 2019.

UK Government Review of the Economics of Biodiversity - Publication Date: 2019-04-03
Prof. Partha Dasgupta has been appointed to lead a UK government review into the link between biodiversity and economic growth. The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's Spring Statement outlined the estimated £680 million value that 1,500 species of pollinators deliver to the UK economy, highlighting that climate change is not the only environmental challenge.

Population Overshoot - Publication Date: 2019-01-08
The recording of Professor Partha Dasgupta's keynote address to the Symposium on The New Malthusianism on December 12 2018 is now available to watch. There is also a write up of the two day event and a selection of photographs.

An Evening of Lectures on Indian Development - Publication Date: 2018-11-05
Cambridge-INET are hosting two Lectures delivered by Lord Nicholas Stern, Himanshu and Bina Agarwal, with closing remarks by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on Tuesday 13th November between 5.00pm - 7.30 pm in The Bateman Room, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

Research Grants

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

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Emeritus Professor, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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