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SRKKF and IIMA Invite Prof. Partha Dasgupta to Deliver Lecture on 'Human Well-Being and Economic Accounting'
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SURAT, India, January 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Professor (Dr.) Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics and Senior  Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University while delivering the 3rd lecture in IIMA-SRK Annual Lecture Series, 'Human Well-Being and Economic Accounting', on 10th January 2019 at Ravi J. Mathai Auditorium, IIM, Ahmedabad explored ways to measure the quality of life, a problem pervading a number of academic disciplines, but not confined to the academic realm. Indices of human well-being in current use are insensitive to human dependence on the natural environment, both at a moment in time and across generations. He further narrated, "International discussions on economic development in poor regions frequently ignore the natural resource base." In developing quality-of-life measures, he paid particular attention to the natural environment, illustrating how it can be incorporated, generally, into economic reasoning.

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He also touched upon how inclusive growth is influencing Social Well-Being within the community. His concept included the material sources of well-being and the ability of a person to exercise various kinds of freedom. He argued that social well-being is an aggregate of individual well-beings and if undertaken with care, the aggregation exercise doesn't blunt human rights.

He showed, "By economic growth we should mean growth in wealth - which is the social worth of an economy's entire set of capital assets - not growth in gross domestic product nor the many ad hoc indicators of human development that have been proposed in recent years. The concept of wealth invites us to extend the notion of capital assets and the idea of investment well beyond conventional usage." He said,  "By sustainable development we should mean development in which wealth per head adjusted for its distribution does not decline. This has radical implications for the way national accounts are prepared and interpreted."

Earlier Prof. (Dr.) Errol D'Souza, Director IIMA welcomed all the guests present and said that Prof. Dasgupta pursued undergraduate studies in Physics at the Hans Raj College, New Delhi, graduating in 1962 and in Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1965. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at Cambridge in 1968 with thesis titled 'Population, growth and non-transferable capital'. Besides teaching at Cambridge University, Dr. Dasgupta taught at the London School of Economics and Stanford University. Since year 1992 he has remained in Cambridge.

His research interests have covered welfare and development economics; the economics of technological change; population, environmental, and resource economics; social capital; the theory of games; the economics of global warming and the economics of malnutrition.  

In the beginning of lecture, Mr. Jayanti Narola, Managing Director of Shree Ramkrishna Exports while welcoming Prof. Dasgupta expressed the purpose of instituting IIMA-SRK lecture series. He expressed gratitude for IIMA for providing an opportunity to SRK for presenting luminaries of the world to share their views on varied subjects. Lecture ended with questions and answers sessions.

This third lecture of the series followed earlier the lectures of Prof. Raghuram Rajan, Former RBI Governor and Prof. Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate 2007, Senior Faculty at Harvard University.

About Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundation:    

Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundation (SRKKF) is a culmination of the evolution journey embarked upon, more than half a century ago, by our Founder Chairman, Shree Govind Dholakia in 1964. His focused, resilient, visionary, passionate and innovative approach along with his belief of 'Giving back to the Society' has inspired to setup SRKKF. Our aim includes extensive contribution in the areas of health, education, agriculture and community welfare.

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