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Speaker Series with Sir Partha Dasgupta

A conversation on the challenge of protecting biodiversity and environmental quality while achieving economic development

The Series features talks by distinguished scholars and policymakers with the goal of fostering discussions about successes and challenges in the field of poverty alleviation.

Event Details:

Thursday, February 24, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST


United States

This event is open to:

General Public
Environment and Climate Change

On Thursday, February 24, the Stanford King Center on Global Development hosted a virtual Speaker Series with Sir Partha Dasgupta, the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, in conversation with Lawrence Goulder, the Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at Stanford and a King Center Faculty Affiliate.

The discussion focused on the challenge of protecting biodiversity and environmental quality while achieving economic development and on how we can effectively incorporate the value of nature in making economic decisions. The conversation also addressed how protecting and enhancing biodiversity can help address climate change while supporting employment and alleviating poverty, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

The entire conversation is now available to watch on YouTube.


About the speaker:

Sir Partha Dasgupta

Sir Partha Dasgupta was educated in Varanasi (India), Delhi, and Cambridge and obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge in 1968. He has taught at the London School of Economics (1971-1984), University of Cambridge (1985-2010), and Stanford University (1989-1992). His research interests span widely in economics, demography, population ethics, and ecology. He is the author or co-author of 300 journal articles and author or editor of more than 20 books. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society, Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Science, Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for "services to economics".

Lawrence Goulder

Lawrence H. Goulder is the Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at Stanford, a senior fellow at SIEPR and at Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy, and director of the Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center. His research examines the environmental and economic impacts of environmental policies in the U.S. and China, with a focus on policies to deal with climate change and air pollution. His work also explores the sustainability of natural resources and well-being in several countries. He has served on advisory committees to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, and various environmental research organizations. Dr. Goulder graduated from Harvard College with an AB in philosophy and received his PhD in economics from Stanford.

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