Sir Angus Deaton

Sir Angus Deaton

Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University and 2015 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics. Anne Case, Professor Deaton’s wife and the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will participate in the Q&A after the lecture. She is an authority on Development Economics and Health Economics. They have published several papers together.

"Mortality and Morbidity in the United States"

8:00 PM Thursday, September 07, 2017
Dennison Theatre

"Global Poverty and Why It Is So Hard to Erase"

3:00 PM Thursday, September 07, 2017
GBB 123

Please join us for a seminar and lecture with Angus Deaton. After earning a Ph.D. in economics from Cambridge University in 1974, he taught there for several years before becoming a professor of econometrics at the University of Bristol. In 1983, he took the position at Princeton University that he held until his retirement in 2016. He has received numerous honors over the course of his career. Only a few of them can be listed here. In 1978, he became the first recipient of the Frisch Medal, an award given by the Econometric Society every two years to an applied paper published in Econometrica. His 1980 paper in the American Economic Review on how demand for various consumption goods depends on prices and income has been hailed as one of the twenty most influential articles published in the journal in its first one hundred years. On the occasion of Professor Deaton’s winning the Nobel Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sweden declared that in the process of enhancing our understanding of the connections between poverty and consumption choices, he “has helped transform the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and development economics.” In 2016, he was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to economics and international affairs.

Professor Deaton’s publications include a vast number of papers in major economics journals. Among his book publications are the following titles:

                        The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality (2013)

                        Health, Inequality, and Economic Development (2001)

                        The Analysis of Household Surveys: A Macroeconometric Approach to Development Policy (1997)

                        Understanding Consumption (1992

                        Economics and Consumer Behavior, with John Muellbauer (1980)

His current research focuses on the determining factors of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty and inequality in the United States, India, and around the world. 

The seminar and lecture are free and open to the public.