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Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was awarded the Kew International Medal for work to protect nature and stop biodiversity loss.

The Faculty of Economics professor was selected by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to receive the prestigious award following his ground-breaking report The Economics of Biodiversity.




Celebrated economist Geoff Harcourt at 90

Professor Geoff Harcourt

The famous Cambridge economist and author of ‘Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital’, published in 1972, Professor Geoff Harcourt, celebrated his 90th birthday this year.

On the occasion of his 80th Birthday, he was interviewed by the University of Cambridge Communications Manager Julian Lorkin, when he discussed his famous book




New Faculty Director of Research

Professor Lin Peng

Lin Peng is to join the Economic Faculty as a visiting professor and director of research.

Professor Peng’s diverse research interest covers the area of social networks, behavioural finance, ESG, and corporate governance. Her research has been published in leading economics and finance journals.





New Faculty visiting professor

Professor Wei Xiong

Wei Xiong is now a Visiting Professor and Director of Research in Faculty of Economics.

He is the Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University in the United States.





The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology-enabled Learning Prize

Dr. Toke Aidt, Mr. Oleg Kitov and Dr. Vasileios Kotsidis

The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology-enabled Learning Prize has awarded a high commendation to Dr. Toke Aidt, Mr. Oleg Kitov and Dr. Vasileios Kotsidis for mastery-oriented active learning methods to complement traditional lectures.




Economics Undergraduates Awarded Prizes

Natasha May

Three Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Economics have been awarded prizes following a superlative exam performance. Additionally, Natasha May from Emmanuel College has won the prize for best dissertation in Economic History.




Professor Jayasri Dutta Obituary

Professor Jayasri Dutta

The Faculty of Economics and the University of Cambridge is saddened to announce that a former member of the Faculty, Professor Jayasri Dutta, has passed away at the age of 68.

Professor Jayasri Dutta joined the faculty in 1991 as assistant director of research. She was a fellow and Director of Studies at Churchill College.



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