I am the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. My main current research areas are in health, wellbeing, and economic development.
I hold both American and British citizenship. In Britain I taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. I am a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Econometric Society and, in 1978, was the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal. I was President of the American Economic Association in 2009. In 2012 I was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. In April 2014 I was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society.
My current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty in India and around the world. I also maintain a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys. To view information about my research on India and world poverty, health, or household surveys, click each corresponding link.
THE GREAT ESCAPE: health, wealth and the origins of inequality - Angus Deaton's new book published September 22, 2013 - click here to order at Amazon
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"At once engaging and compassionate, this is an uplifting story by a major scholar." - Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion
"Deaton's account of global advances in health is magisterial. It is especially convincing in disentangling economic progress from technological growth as sources of health improvements. A very big story, this book should affect the way we think about human development and the role of science and science-based government programs. The language is modest and graceful, the use of evidence compelling, and the illustrations highly attractive." - Samuel Preston, University of Pennsylvania
"This splendid book discusses how, in the last two hundred fifty years, large numbers of people have achieved levels of well-being that were previously available only to a few individuals, and how this achievement has given rise to equally unprecedented inequalities. Unique in its focus and scope, exceptional knowledge and coherence, and careful argumentation, The Great Escape is highly illuminating and a delight to read" - Thomas Pogge, Yale University
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Deaton's new paper on health, happiness and wealth is highlighted
Evaluation of World Bank Research over the last decade. Report by a panel consisting of Angus Deaton (Chair), Kenneth Rogoff (Harvard University), Abhijit Banerjee (M.I.T.), and Nora Lustig, (UNDP). To view the full report, together with detailed evaluations by 24 evaluators, click here.