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Briton Angus Deaton, a leader in the measurement of wellbeing and poverty, takes the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management
• The jury has singled out his fundamental contributions to the theories of consumption and savings, and the measurement of economic wellbeing. Among his current interests is to gauge the impact of the crisis on living standards in different countries.
• He has made path-breaking contributions to development e


Anne Case elected Fellow of Econometric Society
Anne Case, the Woodrow Wilson School's Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Director of the Research Program in Development Studies, has been elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. Fellows represent the highest authority of the Society, electing its Officers

ESSAY; Success Is Relative, and Height Isn't Everything

Posted Nov 28, 2006By Stephen S. Hall


Reprinted from The New York Times (November 28, 2006)

Stephen S. Hall is the author of ''Size Matters: How Height Affects the Health, Happiness and Success of Boys -- and the Men They Become'' (Houghton Mifflin).
Tallness has always been viewed as a desirable physical trait -- so desirable that more than a century ago, Sir Francis Galton began collecting measu

Living on the edge

Posted Feb 16, 2008

Brendan Boyle reports

One in four South Africans survives on government payouts.
Policymakers who doubt the benefits of South Africa’s post-apartheid welfare system should meet Anna Zikhali and the remnants of her family.
In the dark shade of her matchbox home on a northern KwaZulu-Natal hillside, she endures the tragedy of her life and thanks her God for the R870 she walks painfully to collect each month from a pension payout
 
THE RESEARCH PROGRAM IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES WELCOMES
MARCOS RANGEL, VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLAR
Marcos A. Rangel, an assistant professor at the University of São Paulo, researches topics on development economics, population economics, and applied econometrics. His work focuses on the nature of decision making within families in developing and developed countries.
In 2006 he published a study suggesting that alimony rights granted to women living in consensual unions in Brazil
One in four South Africans survives on government payouts.

Policymakers who doubt the benefits of South Africa's post-apartheid welfare system should meet Anna Zikhali and the remnants of her family.
Tallness has always been viewed as a desirable physical trait -- so desirable that more than a century ago, Sir Francis Galton began collecting measurements of British schoolchildren as a prelude to his dream of breeding genetically superior human beings. Although his eugenics project went nowhere, his obsession with height survives in a word that has become part of every modern parent's vocabulary: percentile.
One of the lasting effects of HIV/Aids, is the devastating impact it is having on the education of children. Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, orphans - regardless of how they were orphaned - are less likely to be enrolled in school. If they are in school, they lag behind children of the same age.