Partha Dasgupta

Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics
University of Cambridge
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the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor at the New College of the Humanities, London. His research interests have included welfare and development economics; the economics of technological change; population, environmental, and resource economics; social capital; the theory of games; the economics of global warming, and the economics of malnutrition.

Dasgupta was educated in Rajghat Besant School in Varanasi, India, obtaining Partha was educated in Rajghat Besant School in Varanasi, India, obtaining his Matriculation Degree in 1958, and pursued undergraduate studies in Physics at the Hans Raj College, India, graduating in 1962 and in Mathematics at Trinity College Cambridge, graduating in 1965. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at Cambridge in 1968 with thesis titled “Population, growth and non-transferable capital (investigations in the theory of optimum economic growth)”.