NBER Working Papers by Angus Deaton

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September 2016Understanding and Misunderstanding Randomized Controlled Trials
with Nancy Cartwright: w22595
June 2015Suicide, Age, and Wellbeing: an Empirical Investigation
with Anne Case: w21279

Published: Suicide, Age, and Well-Being: An Empirical Investigation, Anne Case, Angus Deaton. in Insights in the Economics of Aging, Wise. 2017

April 2015Creative Destruction and Subjective Wellbeing
with Philippe Aghion, Ufuk Akcigit, Alexandra Roulet: w21069

Published: Philippe Aghion & Ufuk Akcigit & Angus Deaton & Alexandra Roulet, 2016. "Creative Destruction and Subjective Well-Being," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 106(12), pages 3869-3897, December. citation courtesy of

June 2014Trying to Understand the PPPs in ICP2011: Why are the Results so Different?
with Bettina Aten: w20244
June 2013Grandpa and the Snapper: the Wellbeing of the Elderly who Live with Children
with Arthur A. Stone: w19100

Published: Grandpa and the Snapper: The Well-Being of the Elderly Who Live with Children, Angus Deaton, Arthur A. Stone. in Discoveries in the Economics of Aging, Wise. 2014

June 2011The Financial Crisis and the Well-Being of Americans

Published: Angus Deaton, 2012. "The financial crisis and the well-being of Americans," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 64(1), pages 1-26, January. citation courtesy of

April 2010Understanding the mechanisms of economic development

Published: Angus Deaton, 2010. "Understanding the Mechanisms of Economic Development," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 24(3), pages 3-16, Summer. citation courtesy of

August 2009Aging, religion, and health

Published: Aging, Religion, and Health, Angus Deaton. in Explorations in the Economics of Aging, Wise. 2011

June 2009Life at the top: the benefits of height
with Raksha Arora: w15090

Published: Deaton, Angus & Arora, Raksha, 2009. "Life at the top: The benefits of height," Economics and Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 133-136, July. citation courtesy of

January 2009Instruments of development: Randomization in the tropics, and the search for the elusive keys to economic development
Life (evaluation), HIV/AIDS, and Death in Africa
with Jane Fortson, Robert Tortora: w14637

Published: A. Deaton, J. Fortson and R. Tortora Life (evaluation), HIV/AIDS, and death in Africa Chapter 5 in E. Diener, J. Helliwell, and D. Kahneman (eds.), International Differences in Well-Being, pp. 105-136, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2010)

November 2008Understanding PPPs and PPP-based national accounts
with Alan Heston: w14499

Published: Angus Deaton & Alan Heston, 2010. "Understanding PPPs and PPP-Based National Accounts," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 2(4), pages 1-35, October. citation courtesy of

August 2007Income, Aging, Health and Wellbeing Around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll

Published: Angus Deaton, 2010. "Income, Aging, Health and Well-Being around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll," NBER Chapters, in: Research Findings in the Economics of Aging, pages 235-263 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

March 2007Child Mortality, Income and Adult Height
with Carlos Bozzoli, Climent Quintana-Domeque: w12966

Published: Bozzoli, Carlos, Angus S. Deaton and Climent Quintana-Domeque. “Child mortality and adult height." Demography 46, 4: 647–669.

December 2006Global Patterns of Income and Health: Facts, Interpretations, and Policies
January 2006The Determinants of Mortality
with David M. Cutler, Adriana Lleras-Muney: w11963

Published: Cutler, David, Angus Deaton and Adriana Lleras-Muney. "The Determinants Of Mortality," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, v20(3,Summer), 97-120. citation courtesy of

May 2005The Great Escape: A Review Essay on Fogel's 'The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100'

Published: Deaton, Angus. "The Great Escape: A Review Of Robert Fogel's The Escape From Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100," Journal of Economic Literature, 2006, v44(1,Mar), 106-114.

August 2004Health in an Age of Globalization

Published: Collins, Susan and Carol Graham (eds.) Brookings Trade Forum. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 2004.

July 2003Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines
with Anne C. Case: w9821

Published: Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines, Anne Case, Angus S. Deaton. in Analyses in the Economics of Aging, Wise. 2005

Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World)

Published: Angus Deaton, 2005. "Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World)," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 87(1), pages 1-19, 04. citation courtesy of

October 2001Mortality, Income, and Income Inequality Over Time in Britain and the United States
with Christina Paxson: w8534

Published: Mortality, Income, and Income Inequality over Time in Britain and the United States, Angus S. Deaton, Christina Paxson. in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging, Wise. 2004

July 2001Mortality, Inequality and Race in American Cities and States
with Darren Lubotsky: w8370

Published: Deaton, Angus and Darren Lubotsky. "Mortality, inequality and race in American cities and states." Social Science and Medicine 56, 6 (2003): 1139–53. citation courtesy of

June 2001Health, Inequality, and Economic Development

Published: Angus Deaton, 2003. "Health, Inequality, and Economic Development," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 41(1), pages 113-158, March. citation courtesy of

January 2001Relative Deprivation, Inequality, and Mortality
February 2000Social Security and Inequality over the Life Cycle
with Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Christina Paxson: w7570


May 1999Mortality, Education, Income, and Inequality among American Cohorts
with Christina Paxson: w7140


Inequalities in Income and Inequalities in Health

Published: Welch, Finis (ed.) The causes and consequences of increasing inequality. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2001.

May 1996Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches to Price and Tax Reform
with Serena Ng: w5564

Published: Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 93 (September 1998): 900-919.

Large Cash Transfers to the Elderly in South Africa
with Anne Case: w5572

Published: Economic Journal, Vol. 108, no. 450 (September 1998): 1330-1361. citation courtesy of

October 1995Measuring Poverty Among the Elderly
with Christina Paxson: w5296


April 1993Intertemporal Choice and Inequality
with Christina Paxson: w4328

Published: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 102, no. 3 (1994): 437-467. citation courtesy of

Saving, Growth, and Aging in Taiwan
with Christina H. Paxson: w4330


September 1990Patterns of Aging in Thailand and Cote D'Ivoire
with Christina H. Paxson: w3436


On The Behavior of Commodity Prices
with Guy Laroque: w3439

Published: Review of Economic Studies, vol. 59, pp. 1-23 (1992) citation courtesy of

December 1989Saving and Liquidity Constraints

Published: Econometrica, Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 1221-1248, (September 1991). citation courtesy of

1987Is Consumption Too Smooth?
with John Y. Campbell: w2134

Published: "Why is Consumption So Smooth?" From Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 56,pp. 357-374, (1989).

April 1986Life-Cycle Models of Consumption: Is the Evidence Consistent with the Theory?

Published: Advances in Econometrics, Fifth World Congress, Vol. 2, Bewley, T., ed.,(1987): 121-148.

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