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Partha Dasgupta

Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge

Partha Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge; Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge; and Professor at the New College of the Humanities, London. He has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford University. Since 1999, he has been a Founder Member of the Management and Advisory Committee of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Kathmandu. 

Dasgupta's research interests have covered welfare and development economics, the economics of technological change, population, environmental and resource economics, the theory of games, the economics of undernutrition, and the economics of social capital. His most recent publications include Economics: A Very Short Introduction (2007) and a collection of his scientific papers published in a two-volumes set—Selected Papers of Partha Dasgupta: 1, Institutions, Innovations, and Human Values and 2: Poverty, Population, and Natural Resources (2010).

Dasgupta was named Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for "services to economics"; was co-winner of the 2002 Volvo Environment Prize, and of the 2004 Kenneth E Boulding Memorial Award of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He is a recipient of the John Kenneth Galbraith Award (2007) of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Zayed International Environment Prize (2010), the Blue Planet Prize for Scientific Achievement (2015), and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2016). He has a Doctorate, Honoris Causa, from Wageningen University, 2000; Catholic University of Louvain, 2007; Faculte Universitaire Saint-Louis, 2009; University of Bologna, 2010; University of Tilberg, 2012; Harvard University, 2013; and University of York, 2017.