Senior Scholar and Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Economics Department, Princeton University
Angus Deaton is Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University. He works on health, development, inequality, poverty, and wellbeing, the measurement of international price indexes and on the use and interpretation of evidence for policy. In the UK, he is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow and Royal Medalist of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In the US, he is a member of the American Philosophical Society and of the National Academy of Sciences. He was President of the American Economic Association in 2009. He was the 2012 recipient of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2015. In 2016 he was made a Knight Bachelor for services to economics and international affairs.
Recent work by Angus Deaton
In this video, Angus Deaton asks whether the government should target aggregate happiness
The apparent paradox of high suicide rates in certain countries and regions with high happiness scores is confirmed, but inconsistent patterns emerge
A revision of our recent views of the global economic geography, and a rethinking of empirical analysis based on the earlier data, may be in order