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Angus S. Deaton is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Economic Fluctuations and Growth and Health Care and is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. His current research interests include the determinants of health in rich and poor countries and the measurement of poverty and inequality around the world.

Deaton received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University in England, where he has also taught. A British citizen, he was Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bristol from 1976 to 1983.

Deaton is a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society. In 1978 he was the first recipient of the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal.

He lives in Princeton with his wife, the economist Anne Case. When they are not working, they like to cook, and they maintain homes away from home at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, on the Madison River in Ennis, Montana, and in the British Airways Lounge at Heathrow.


1. A. S. Deaton, "Policy Implications of the Gradient of Health and Wealth,"  Health Affairs, 21 (March/April 2002), pp. 13-30.   Go to ⤴︎
2. A. S. Deaton and C. Paxson, "Mortality, Education, Income and Inequality among American Cohorts," NBER Working Paper 7140, May 1999, and in D. A. Wise, Themes in the Economics of Aging, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001, pp. 129-65. Go to ⤴︎
3. A. S. Deaton, "Inequalities in Income and Inequalities in Health," NBER Working Paper 7141, May 1999, and in F. Welch, The Causes and Consequences of Increasing Inequality, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001, pp. 285-313. Go to ⤴︎
4. C. J. Ruhm, "Are Recessions Good for your Health?" NBER Working Paper 5570, May 1996, and in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115 (2000), pp. 617-50. Go to ⤴︎
5. U. Gerdtham and C. J. Ruhm, "Deaths Rise in Good Economic Times: Evidence from the OECD," NBER Working Paper 9357, December 2002. Go to ⤴︎
6. A. S. Deaton and C. Paxson, "Mortality, Income, and Income Inequality among British and American Cohorts," NBER Working Paper 8534, October 2001, and forthcoming in D. A. Wise, ed., Perspectives on the Economics of Aging, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming. Go to ⤴︎
7. A. S. Deaton and D. Lubotsky, "Mortality, Inequality and Race in American Cities and States," NBER Working Paper 8370, July 2001, and Social Science and Medicine, forthcoming. Go to ⤴︎
8. A. S. Deaton, "Relative Deprivation, Inequality, and Mortality," NBER Working Paper 8099, January 2001. Go to ⤴︎
9. V. R. Fuchs, M. McClellan, and J. Skinner, "Area Differences in Utilization of Medical Care and Mortality among U.S. Elderly," NBER Working Paper 8628, December 2001. Go to ⤴︎
10. A. S. Deaton, "Health, Inequality, and Economic Development," NBER Working Paper8318, June 2001, and in Journal of Economic Literature, (41) (March 2003), pp. 113-58. Go to ⤴︎
11. D. M. Cutler and E. Meara, "Changes in the Age Distribution of Mortality over the 20th Century," NBER Working Paper 8556, October 2001. Go to ⤴︎
12. A. Case, D. Lubotsky, and C. Paxson, "Economic Status and Health in Childhood: the Origins of the Gradient," NBER Working Paper 8344, June 2001, and American Economic Review, 92(5) (2002), pp. 1308-34.   Go to ⤴︎
13. A. Case, "Does Money Protect Health Status? Evidence from South African Pensions," NBER Working Paper 8495, October 2001, and in D. A. Wise, ed., Perspectives on the Economics of Aging, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming. Go to ⤴︎


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