Partha Dasgupta

Partha Dasgupta

Partha Dasgupta


Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge

Partha Dasgupta, was born in Dhaka (at that time in India) and educated in Varanasi, Delhi, and Cambridge. He is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge; Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge; Professorial Research Fellow at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester; and Professor at the New College of the Humanities, London. He taught at the London School of Economics during 1971-1984 and moved to the University of Cambridge in 1985 as Professor of Economics, where he served as Chairman of the Faculty of Economics in 1997-2001.

During 1989-92 he was also Professor of Economics, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University; and during 1991-97 he was Chairman of the (Scientific Advisory) Board of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm. 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. In 1996 he helped to establish the journal Environment and Development Economics, published by Cambridge University Press, whose purpose has been not only to publish original research at the interface of poverty and the environmental-resource base, but also to provide an opportunity to scholars in developing countries to publish their findings in an international journal.

He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Wittgenstein Centre, Vienna; and Chairman of the Scientific Board of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) on Global Environmental Change.

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