Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Dasgupta, Partha Sarathi
Location University of Cambridge
Primary Field Economic Sciences
Secondary Field Human Environmental Sciences
 Election Citation
Originally from India and now based in Cambridge, England, Dasgupta made seminal contributions to many fields in economics. He gave an ethical voice to economics through his espousal of social well-being and the effects of economic policies on the poor. Dasgupta analyses are widely used to forge optimal policies for extracting exhaustible resources, and also underlie economic development planning. He also brought new ideas to the understanding of optimal population growth, and how competition fosters technological innovation.
 Research Interests
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