Sir Prof. dr. P.S. (Partha) Dasgupta
Honorary supervisor Prof. Dr. A.J. de Zeeuw - 2012 –Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Partha Sarathi Dasgupta (Bangladesh, 1942) studied physics in India and mathematics in Cambridge before earning a PhD in economics (1968) with the thesis Population, Growth and Non-transferable Capital (investigations in the theory of optimum economic growth).
His broad interests are evident in his research topics, such as development economics, the economics of malnutrition, social capital, game theory, and global warming theory.
He worked at the London School of Economics, most recently as Professor of Economics, until he received an appointment at the University of Cambridge (Professor and Professorial Fellow of St John's College) in 1985. From 1989 to 1992, he interrupted his career at Cambridge to become Professor of Economics, Philosophy at Stanford University, as well as Director of the Program in Ethics in Society. He published several books, including An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution (1993), Social Capital: A Multifaceted Perspective (2000), and Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment (2004).
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