Sir Partha Dasgupta
Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge
Professor Dasgupta has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge since 1985, serving as Chairman of the Faculty of Economics from 1997 to 2001. He has won numerous awards and in 2002, he was named Knight Bachelor by the Queen for services to economics. His 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. Last year he was commissioned by the UK Treasury to lead a global independent review on the economics of biodiversity.