Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University and recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics. Professor Deaton has been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants, including the those from the National Science Foundation and MacArthur Foundation. He has also served as the President of the American Economic Association. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and has five honorary doctorates.

Professor Deaton researches consumption, poverty, and welfare and the determinants of health in rich and poor countries.

Representative Publications

Deaton, Angus. “Measuring and Understanding Behavior, Welfare, and Poverty.” American Economic Review 106.6 (2016): 1221-43.

Deaton, Angus. “On Death and Money: History, Facts, and Explanations.” JAMA 315.16 (2016): 1703-1705.

Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. “Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among White non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112.49 (2015): 15078-15083.


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