Anne Case

Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Director, Research Program in Development Studies

September 12, 2016 Announcement:
Anne Case named as a member of POLITICO Magazine's
2016 POLITICO 50 list
of thinkers, doers and visionaries
transforming American politics in 2016.

Also featured in the September/October 2016 issue: "What's Going on with America's White People?" in which Case and several other POLITICO 50 members discuss the question: Do poor white Americans suddenly feel more disgruntled than ever, or are the rest of us just now paying attention?


Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University.

She is also the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies and a Faculty Fellow in two research centers sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Office of Population Research.

Morbidity and Mortality in Middle-Aged Whites, Press Coverage

Bloomberg News: The Quiet Epidemic That's Killing White Americans in Droves (25:50)

Princeton University: Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century

The Guardian: Financial despair, addiction and the rise of suicide in white America

New York Times: Death among middle-ages whites

Quartz: "Deaths of despair" are killing America's white working class"

Deaton on why white Americans are killing themselves: co-author Angus Deaton discusses his research with Anne Case on morbidity and mortality in middle aged whites with Fareed Zakaria of CNN (5:43)

Washington Post::A group of middle-aged American whites is dying at a startling rate

PBS Newshour: Has despair led to a stunning hike in mortality raes for some Americans? (video: 8:02 mins.)

NPR All Things Considered: "In Reversal, Death Rates Rise for Middle-Aged Whites" (November 6, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: US economic policies are devasting society

CNN: Death rate on the rise for middle-aged white Americans

"Must Read" - Washington Center for Equitable Growth

New York Times: "Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds"



Anne Case, Hendrik Hartog, Alexander Nehamas, Daniel OppenheimerAnne Case receives the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University's 2011 Commencement




Anne Case with Henry Aaron and Geoffrey CanadaTiger of the Week: Anne Case *83 *88: click here to read the Princeton Alumni Weekly blog





Anne Case elected Fellow of Econometric Society

Anne Case receives a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Albany at their "Excellence Awards Gala" on May 1, 2009.

Case and Paxson's research on height featured in NY Times article

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