Anne Case

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

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies. Dr. Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She has been awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Prize in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association, for her work on the links between economic status and health status in childhood, and the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for her research on midlife morbidity and mortality. Dr. Case currently serves on the Advisory Council for the NIH-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is a Research Associate of the NBER, and is an affiliate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. PhD Princeton.

Press Coverage of "Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century" Case and Deaton 2017 Spring Brookings Papers on Economic Activity:

Brookings: Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century (March 23, 2017)

Associated Press: Why a Lack of Education Raises Death Risk for Some Americans (March 23, 2017)

The New York Times: Why a Lack of Education Raises Death Risk for Some Americans (March 23, 2017)

The Washington Post: New research identifies a ‘sea of despair’ among white, working-class Americans (March 23, 2017)

The Wall Street Journal: Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds (March 23, 2017)

Bloomberg:  ‘Deaths of Despair’ Are Surging Among the White Working Class (March 23, 2017)

Princeton University: Case and Deaton Release “Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century” (March 23, 2017)

Vox: Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts (March 23, 2017)

Financial Times: ‘Deaths of despair’ surge among US white working class (March 23, 2017)

NPR: The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People’s ‘Deaths Of Despair’ (March 23, 2017)

BBC World Service: Mortality rates of white middle aged Americans (audio)

The Economist:  Economic shocks are more likely to be lethal in America (available online March 23, 2017; March 25, 2017 issue)

Morbidity and Mortality in Middle-Aged Whites, Press Coverage

PBS NewsHour: ‘Deaths of despair’ are cutting life short for some white Americans (8:20) – (Part 1, aired 2/16/17); ‘How the feeling of falling behind fuels deadly distress for white Americans’  (8:24) – (Part 2, aired 2/23/17)

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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