Sir Partha Dasgupta is Frank Ramsey Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and served as Chairman of the Faculty of Economics in 1997-2001, having previously taught at the London School of Economics during 1971-1984.
During this period he also held senior roles at Stanford University and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm. He is a Founder Member of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics and helped to establish the journal Environment and Development Economics, which publishes original research on poverty and environmental resources, including findings by scholars in developing countries.
Honoured in 2002 for services to economics, Partha’s 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. He is the author and editor of numerous books and publications.
A Fellow of the Royal Society, Partha was invited to lead an independent, global review of the Economics of Biodiversity commissioned by HM Treasury. It was published in 2020 with foreword by David Attenborough and followed by a video review with opening comments from HRH Prince Charles and the Prime Minister. (Link here)