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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


Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching
Professor Vasco M. Carvalho, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie and Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta have all had papers submitted to the Journal of Economic Perspectives, by fellow Professor's, as articles that have found useful to support teaching.
Published on - Tuesday 24th September 2019

Biological Extinction
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.
Published on - Friday 6th September 2019

Economic Case for Biodiversity
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.
Published on - Monday 13th May 2019

UK Government Review of the Economics of Biodiversity
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.
Published on - Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Population Overshoot
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.
Published on - Tuesday 8th January 2019

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


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