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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., 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

Sustainable Earth
Further coverage of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta discussing the need for new economic approaches to preserving the biosphere.
Published on - Tuesday 15th June 2021

Planet Needs a World Bank for Natural Assets
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is calling for a body to protect shared resources such as oceans and air.
Published on - Thursday 10th June 2021

Discussion of Dasgupta Review findings
Sajid Javid MP and the Faculty’s Professor Sir Dasgupta will discuss the review, its key findings and next steps, in an event organised by the Harvard Kennedy School.
Published on - Monday 15th March 2021

Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Assess the State of Our Economies?
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Channel 4 News about the findings of his independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity and if there is another way, other than GDP, to measure if economies are doing well.
Published on - Monday 8th March 2021

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

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
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College: Fellow of St John's College