Selected Papers of Partha Dasgupta: Volume I: Institutions, Innovations, and Human Values and  Volume II: Poverty, Population, and Natu by Partha DasguptaSelected Papers of Partha Dasgupta: Volume I: Institutions, Innovations, and Human Values and  Volume II: Poverty, Population, and Natu by Partha Dasgupta

Selected Papers of Partha Dasgupta: Volume I: Institutions, Innovations, and Human Values and…

byPartha Dasgupta

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The Selected Papers of Partha Dasgupta brings together the works of one of the most distinguished economists working today. Professor Dasgupta was Knighted in 2002 for services to economics and his research interests have covered welfare and development economics, the economics oftechnological change, population, environmental and resource economics, the theory of games, and the economics of undernutrition. This two-volume collection represents a body of work spanning 40 years and contains a selection of Dasgupta's most original papers on six key themes. Both volumes feature foundational papers and substantial original introductions. The articles reflect inter-disciplinary scholarship in the author'ssearch for a unifying way to analyse the problems people face in trying to allocate resources over time, among groups, and across uncertain contingencies. Each volume opens with an extended essay explaining the motivation underlying economics; the concept of what economics is about and how moderneconomists move within it. The author makes essential use of findings in anthropology, demography, ecology, geography, moral philosophy, and the environmental and nutritional sciences, but studies social phenomena through the lens of economics, to unravel the pathways by which scarce resources are produced, exchanged, anddisseminated.
Sir Partha Dasgupta was born in Dhaka (at that time in India) and educated in Varanasi, Delhi, and Cambridge. He taught at the London School of Economics during 1971-1984 and moved to Cambridge in 1985. During 1989-1992 he was also Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Stanford University. In addition to research and teaching at hi...
Title:Selected Papers of Partha Dasgupta: Volume I: Institutions, Innovations, and Human Values and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:January 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

VOLUME ONE1. Facts and Values in Modern EconomicsPart I: Institutions2. Trust as a Commodity3. The Economics of Social Capital4. Information Disclosure and the Economics of Science and Technology, with P. David5. Science as an Institution: Setting Priorities in a New Socio-Economic Context6. The Implementation of Social Choice Rules: Some Basic Results in Incentive Compatibility, with P. Hammond and E. Maskin7. On Imperfect Information and Optimal Pollution Control, with P. Hammond and E. Maskin8. Fully Progressive Taxation, with P. Hammond9. Decentralization and RightsPart II: Innovations10. Industrial Structure and the Nature of Innovative Activity, with J.E. Stiglitz11. Patents, Priority and Imitation, or, the Economics of Races and Waiting Games12. The Simple Economics of Research Portfolios, with E. Maskin13. Learning by Doing, Market Structure and Industrial and Trade Policies, with J.E. StiglitzPart III: Human Values14. On Measuring the Quality of Life, with M. Weale15. On the Robustness of Majority Rule, with E. Maskin16. Uncertainty and Hyperbolic Discounting, with E. Maskin17. On Some Alternative Criteria for Justice Between Generations18. Discounting Climate Change19. Conspicuous Consumption, Inconspicuous Leisure, with K.J. ArrowVOLUME TWO1. Mathematics and Economic Reasoning, with J. Barrow-Green and I. LeaderPart I: Poverty2. Inequality as a Determinant of Malnutrition and Unemployment, 1: Theory, with D. Ray3. Inequality as a Determinant of Malnutrition and Unemployment, 2: Policy, with D. Ray4. Nutritional Status, the Capacity for Work and Poverty TrapsPart II: Population5. The Environment and Emerging Development Issues, with K.-G. Maler6. Reproductive externalities and fertility behavior7. Poverty Traps: Exploring the Complexity of Causation8. On the Concept of Optimum Population9. Regarding Optimum PopulationPart III: Natural Resources10. The Optimal Depletion of Exhaustible Resources, with G.M. Heal11. The Taxation of Exhaustible Resources, with G.M. Heal and J.E.Stiglitz12. Strategic Considerations in Invention and Innovation: The Case of Natural Resources, with R. Gilbert and J.E.Stiglitz13. The Environment as a Commodity14. Common Property Resources: Economic Analytics15. Net National Product, Wealth, and Social Well-Being, with K.-G. Maler16. The Genuine Savings Criterion and the Value of Population, with K.J. Arrow and K.-G. Maler17. Nature and the Economy18. The Welfare Economic Theory of Green National Accounts