Anne Case

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


April 2017

Anne Case has been elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Anne Case has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

January 2017

Anne Case has been appointed to a three-year term as Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science. The committee consists of 12 scientists and engineers appointed by the President to evaluate nominees for the Medal, which is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, social and behavioral sciences.

Anne Case has been named recipient of the 2017 Franklin Founder Award by the organization named "Celebration! of Benjamin Franklin, Founder." She shares the award with Sir Angus Deaton; the two were honored January 13, 2017 in Philadelphia as part of an annual event that celebrates the birthday of Benjamin Franklin. The theme of the 2017 event was “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise? Increasing Prosperity and Rising Inequality."

September 12, 2016

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?

March 1, 2016

The Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has selected a paper by Anne Case and Angus Deaton to receive the Cozzarelli Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), acknowledging papers that “reflect scientific excellence and originality.” The paper by Case and Deaton, “Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century,” was published by PNAS in 2015.

June 2011

Anne Case receives the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University's 2011 Commencement

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December 2009

Anne Case elected Fellow of Econometric Society

May 2009

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

May 6, 2003

Anne Case and Christina Paxson, both Professors of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will be awarded the 11th Annual Kenneth J. Arrow Award for the Best Paper in Health Economics. They share the honor with Assistant Professor Darren Lubotsky from the University of Illinois, for their paper "Economic Status and Health in Childhood: The Origins of the Gradient." The paper was written while Professor Lubotsky was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing, and was published in the American Economic Review in December 2002. The paper was judged by an international panel of health economists to be the most important research paper in the field during the previous year.

Case, Lubotsky and Paxson document the fact that differences in health across poorer and wealthier individuals begin very early in childhood and become more pronounced as children age. These effects operate in part through chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes: poorer children with these conditions have worse health than do wealthier children with the same health conditions. Why do poorer children fare worse? The mechanisms at work are still poorly understood. Case, Lubotsky and Paxson find that simple genetic stories, in which parents who are in poor health earn less and have less healthy children, do not explain the results. Nor does it appear that health insurance is an important factor. In current research, Case and Paxson are researching the long-term effects of poor health in childhood on earnings and health in adulthood.

The Arrow Award is named in honor of Kenneth Arrow, Stanford professor emeritus and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Arrow's research on risk and insurance is one of the foundations of modern health economics. The award will be presented at the 2003 summer meeting of the International Health Economics Association.

The paper is summarized in a Center for Health and Wellbeing research brief:
Economic Status and Health in Childhood: The Origins of the Gradient