2014 Goldman Lecture in Economics

Angus Deaton, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Econometrics Society.  He has held the position of President of the American Economic Association. His main current research areas are in health, wellbeing, and economic development. Prof. Deaton will come to Wellesley to discuss his new book The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality.

"The Great Escape tells the two biggest stories in history: how humanity got healthy and wealthy, and why some people got so much healthier and wealthier than others. Angus Deaton, one of the world's leading development economists, takes us on an extraordinary journey—from an age when almost everyone was poor and sick to one where most people have escaped these evils—and he tells us how the billion still trapped in extreme poverty can join in this great escape." - Ian Morris, author

This lecture is sponsored by an endowed fund established by Marshall Goldman, Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Russian Economics, Emeritus.