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Sir Partha Dasgupta to speak at LSE

Sir Partha Dasgupta will offer a tentative assessment of the quality of economic growth in the world's poorest countries and that in the UK and the USA in a lecture on the economics of growth and sustainable development on Tuesday 11 November at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Economic growth is today invariably taken to mean growth in gross national product (GNP) and GNP growth is almost invariably regarded to be a good thing. Ecologists, on the other hand, warn us that GNP growth may not be a good thing, because growth today could severely constrain future economic possibilities.

Recent work by on the idea of sustainable development has identified a connection between long run societal well-being and the growth of an inclusive measure of 'wealth'. In this lecture, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta will first elaborate on his theoretical findings on the connection and then offer a tentative assessment of the quality of economic growth in the world's poorest countries and that in the UK and the USA.

Partha Dasgupta is Frank Ramsay Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and fellow of St John's College. He is an honorary fellow of LSE. Jonathan Porritt will chair the event. 

The Economics of Growth and Sustainable Development is on Tuesday 11 November at 6.30pm in the New Theatre, East Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. PLEASE NOTE: this is not in the Old Theatre as previously advertised.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

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For more information on Professor Partha Dasgupta, visit his webpage at:
http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/faculty/dasgupta/|

3 November 2003

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