Angus Deaton

Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus
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Angus Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University.  His main areas of interest are in poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, economic development, and randomized controlled trials. His current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty and inequality in the US, India and around the world.  He also maintains a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys.  He also is interested in what randomized controlled trials can and cannot do.  He has taught at Cambridge University and at the University of Bristol. He is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  He also is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and, in 1978, was the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal for Applied Econometrics.  He was President of the American Economic Association in 2009.  In 2012 he was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award.  He is the recipient of the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.  In 2016, he was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to economics and international affairs.  He holds honorary degrees from the University of Rome (Tor Vergata), University College, London, the University of St Andrews, and the University of Edinburgh, the University of Cyprus, and Brown University.  He is an honorary fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Ph.D. Cambridge University.