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Deaton to present second talk in President's Lecture Series, Dec. 5

Deaton, the Dwight Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, will speak on "Inequality, Health and Wealth" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in McCosh 50.

His talk is the second in the President's Lecture Series initiated by President Shirley M. Tilghman this year to bring together faculty members from different disciplines.

Deaton will demonstrate how research shows that rich people live longer and are sick less often than poor people, and that people who live in areas where there is more income inequality die sooner than those who live where incomes are more equally distributed. He will discuss these findings, and what, if anything, should be done about them. He also will address whether economic policy is more effective than health care in improving public health.

The third and final lecture in this year's series will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, by Stewart Smith, the Class of 1909 Professor of Physics. He will discuss "The Disappearance of Anti-Matter Following the Big Bang."

The lectures are open to anyone with a University ID card. Following each lecture, Tilghman invites a small group of faculty members to Lowrie House for dinner and further discussion.

The lectures will be simulcast on Tiger Video Channel 7 and on Princeton community cable Channel A11. They also will be Webcast; for viewing information, click here .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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