14 Facts About Angus Deaton


Sir Angus Stewart Deaton was born on 19 October 1945 and is a British economist and academic.

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Angus Deaton's research focuses primarily on poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, and economic development.

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Angus Deaton attended Hawick High School and then Fettes College as a foundation scholar, working at Portmeirion hotel in summer 1964.

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In 1976 Angus Deaton took up a post at the University of Bristol as Professor of Econometrics.

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Angus Deaton is currently the Dwight D Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics at Princeton.

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In 2015, Angus Deaton won that year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Angus Deaton is the author of "Letters from America", a popular semi-annual feature in the Royal Economic Society Newsletter.

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In 2015, Anne Case and Angus Deaton published the paper "Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Case and Angus Deaton found that the rising mortality rates were only occurring for white non-Hispanics and that less-educated white non-Hispanics were at the greatest risk.

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Angus Deaton is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Angus Deaton holds honorary degrees from the University of Rome, Tor Vergata; University College London; the University of St Andrews; and the University of Edinburgh.

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Previously widowed, Angus Deaton has two children, born in 1970 and 1971.

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Angus Deaton is married to Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

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Angus Deaton has declined to comment on whether he supports independence for his native Scotland but said that he "has a “strong personal and historical attachment to the Union".

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