Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Angus Deaton

Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Princeton University
Visiting Scholar
2/25/10 2/26/10

Angus Deaton’s 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. He also maintains a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys, and his recent work includes studies on early mortality and morbidity in middle-aged white Americans, conducted in conjunction with Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

Deaton is 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. Deaton previously taught at University of Cambridge and University of Bristol. He is past president of the American Economic Association, a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, which awarded him the society’s inaugural Frisch Medal in 1978.

In 2009, Deaton served as President of the American Economic Association, and in 2014, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in 2012 and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2015, for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. He is the recipient of a number of grants from the National Institute of Aging, through which he has studied topics such as dimensions of well-being, social determinants of health, and the relationship between economic and health inequality.

Deaton holds a BA and a PhD from University of Cambridge.