The Art and Practice of Economics Research
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The Art and Practice of Economics Research

Lessons from Leading Minds

Simon W. Bowmaker

The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field.
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Chapter: Partha Dasgupta (University of Cambridge)

Simon W. Bowmaker


Sir Partha Dasgupta was born in Dhaka (at that time in India) in 1942 and graduated with a BSc in physics from the University of Delhi in 1962 before obtaining both a BA in mathematics and a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge in 1965 and 1968 respectively. He taught at the London School of Economics between 1971 and 1984 and then moved to the University of Cambridge in 1985 as Professor of Economics. Between 1989 and 1992, he was on leave from the University of Cambridge and served as Professor of Economics, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University. He is currently Frank Ramsey Emeritus Professor of Economics at Cambridge, Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, and Professorial Research Fellow at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester. Professor Dasgupta’s research interests include welfare and development economics, the economics of technological change, population, environmental and resource economics, the theory of games, and the economics of undernutrition. His most-cited articles in chronological order include ‘Notes on the Measurement of Inequality’, Journal of Economic Theory (1973), co-authored with Amartya Sen and David Starrett, ‘The Optimal Depletion of Exhaustible Resources’, Review of Economic Studies (1974), 164 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 09Dasgupta /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 9/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 4 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 Partha Dasgupta 165 co-authored with Geoffrey Heal, ‘Industrial Structure and The Nature...

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