Angus Deaton
#4735 Overall Influence

Angus Deaton

British microeconomist

About

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Angus Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. He earned a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

He is best known for his research on inequality, health, poverty, wellbeing and economic development. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2015, for his work on welfare, consumption and poverty. Deeply invested in reducing poverty, he has been recognized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Econometric Society and even the Queen of England, who knighted him in 2016.

In a field often plagued with self-interest, Deaton has an impeccable reputation for aspiring to the greater good. His research on poverty, an often emotionally fraught and thankless field of study, has yielded important insights that have improved economic policy and ways of measuring economic well-being and the validity and success of social welfare programs.

Deaton is a fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

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University of Bristol
University of Bristol

Research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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#172 World Rank
Economics