Title Selected Papers of Partha Dasgupta, 2 Vols.
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 16 x 24 Cm
Publisher New York, USA Oxford University Press 2010
0199561516 / 9780199561513
Seller ID 036325
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 of technological 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's search 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 modern economists 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, and disseminated. Features A definitive collection of Partha Dasgupta's most siginificant work Includes new material by the author where he reflects on his work Collects classic, foundational papers from one of the most important economists working today, Partha Dasgupta was Knighted in 2002 for services to economics The volume opens with an account of Dasgupta's conception of what economics is about and how modern economists move within it Provides a detailed presentation of the theory and empirics of the notion of "sustainable development" Contains articles that study the economics of non-standard commodities, such as trust, social capital, natural capital, and knowledge. Vol. I: Institutions, Innovations, and Human Values; Vol. II: Poverty, Population, and Natural Resources. Set of 2 vols. Printed Pages: 864.