It has been announced that Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor at Princeton University, has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015. Citing his outstanding "analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare", the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences went on to say of Professor Deaton's outstanding contribution and advancement to the field of economics:
"To design economic policy that promotes welfare and reduces poverty, we must first understand individual consumption choices. More than anyone else, Angus Deaton has enhanced this understanding. By linking detailed individual choices and aggregate outcomes, his research has helped transform the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and development economics."
From Oxford University Press and the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) team, we'd like to extend our heart-felt congratulations to Professor Deaton. To celebrate this amazing accolade, we've made chapters from his works free on University Press Scholarship Online for a limited time, published by Oxford University Press, the University Press of Chicago, and British Academy Publications alike. Read the chapters below, penned by Professor Deaton, which cover the topics he won the award for, including consumption analysis and the relationship between economics and health:
- 'Theoretical Foundations' in Understanding Consumption (Oxford)
- 'Income, Aging, Health, and Well-being Around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll' in Research Findings in the Economics of Aging (Chicago)
- 'The Financial Crisis and the Well-being of America' in Investigations in the Economics of Aging (Chicago)
- 'Mortality, Income, and Income Inequality over Time in Britain and the United States' in Themes in the Economics of Aging (Chicago)
- 'Measuring Poverty' in Understanding Poverty (Oxford)
- 'Health and Well-Being in Udaipur and South Africa' in Developments in the Economics of Aging (Chicago)
- 'What Does the Empirical Evidence Tell Us About the Injustice of Health Inequalities?' in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics (Oxford)
- 'Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines' in Analyses in the Economics of Aging (Chicago)
- 'Grandpa and the Snapper: The Well-Being of the Elderly Who Live with Children' in Discoveries in the Economics of Aging (Chicago)
- 'Instruments of Development: Randomisation in the Tropics, and the Search for the Elusive Keys to Economic Development - Keynes Lecture in Economics' in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures (British Academy)
- 'Aging, Religion, and Health' in Explorations in the Economics of Aging (Chicago)
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