Sir Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics
University of Cambridge
About Sir Partha
Professor Dasgupta taught at the London School of Economics (Lecturer 1971–1975; Reader 1975–1978; Professor of Economics 1978–1984). He moved to the University of Cambridge in January 1985 as Professor of Economics, serving as Chairman of the Faculty of Economics from 1997 to 2001. In 2002, Professor Dasgupta was named Knight Bachelor by the Queen for services to economics.
Professor 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.
Many see nature and tech as opposing forces, where one must dominate the other to solve our ongoing global crisis. We see it differently. This session explores the economics of biodiversity, the...