13 Facts About Angus Deaton


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.