Indian economist wins $300,000 Zayed Prize
Dubai, March 6, 2011
Sir Partha Dasgupta, the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at Cambridge University in the UK, has won the $300,000 Zayed International Prize for Scientific and Technological achievements in the environment.
Sir Dasgupta is one of the leading economists in the UK making the link between sustainability and economics in many ways well before such work was fashionable or fully understood.
Professor Dasgupta coined the term “inclusive wealth” to spotlight the way conventional measures of wealth - primarily GDP - fail to capture natural capital or environmental assets.
He will receive his award in Dubai from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at a special award ceremony on March 14 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center.
A statement from the award committee said that the jury decided that his achievements fulfill the objectives of the Zayed Prize.-TradeArabia News Service