Sir Partha Dasgupta

Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge
Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge

Partha Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge.

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. His publications include the Review he submitted to the UK Treasury in February 2021 under the title, The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society, Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991), Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (2001), Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society (2005).

He was named Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her Birthday Honours List in 2002 for "services to economics” and named Knight Grand Cross by King Charles III in the Near’s Honours List of 2023 for “services to economics and the natural environment”); was co-winner (with Karl-Goran Maler of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm) of the 2002 Volvo Environment Prize: was recipient of the John Kenneth Galbraith Award, 2007, of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Zayed International Environment Prize (Scientific and Technological Achievements), 2010, the 2015 Blue Planet Prize for Scientific Achievement, the 2016 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the Kew International Medal 2021 of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and named a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations in 2023.