NBER Profile: Angus Deaton
Angus Deaton is a Research Associate at the NBER. He is affiliated with the NBER's programs on Aging, Health Care, Public Economics, Education, Children, and Economic Fluctuations and Growth.
Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and Interna-tional Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. He has previously taught at the University of Bristol and Cambridge University.
Deaton is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the Econometric Society. He was the first recipient of the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal in 1978 and has served as Editor of Econometrica. He has served as Vice-President and an Executive Committee Member of the American Economic Association; he is currently standing for election to President-Elect. He has been a member of several scientific panels for the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the Board of Overseers for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.
Professor 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 has a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys.
He received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has received honorary degrees from the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, and from University College, London.
He is married to NBER research associate Anne Case, and they like to spend time together at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and on the trout rivers of Montana.