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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, 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
Dasgupta, P. Measuring the Wealth of Nations, (2014) Annual Review of Resource Economics

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

Recent Activities

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.

Partha and Aisha Dasgupta in Conversation - Publication Date: 2017-12-15
How Many People Can Earth Support In Comfort? Partha Dasgupta and Aisha Dasgupta spoke at an 'in conversation' event organised by Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in Oxford. You can read about the event and watch a video of their conversation on the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust website.

Kenneth Arrow Tribute by Partha Dasgupta - Publication Date: 2017-10-02
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta has written a tribute to Professor Kenneth Arrow for the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Workshop held in Honour of Prof. Dasgupta - Publication Date: 2017-06-15
The James S McDonnell Foundation, St Louis, held a workshop on Complex Systems Science in honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta at St John's College, Cambridge on 7th-8th of June 2017.

Prof. Dasgupta inducted as Fellow of the AERE - Publication Date: 2017-06-08
Professor Partha Dasgupta was recently inducted as Fellow of the (American) Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Unfortunately Prof. Dasgupta was unable to attend the ceremony, but his acceptance letter was read at the occasion by the current President, Laura Taylor.

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

Contact Details
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College: Fellow of St John's College