Partha Dasgupta

British economist (born 1942)

Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta (born 17 November 1942) is a British ecological economist, and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Partha Dasgupta, 2013.


  • As proposals for estimating the social scarcity prices of natural resources remain contentious, economic accountants ignore them and governments remain wary of doing anything about them.
    • Partha Dasgupta (2007). Economics: A Very Short Introduction. p. 161
  • In the quantitative models that appear in leading economics journals and textbooks, nature is taken to be a fixed, indestructible factor of production. The problem with the assumption is that it is wrong: nature consists of degradable resources.
    • Partha Dasgupta "Nature's role in sustaining economic development." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 365.1537 (2010): 5-11.
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