Angus Deaton

Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus. Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus. Senior Scholar

127 Julis Romo Rabinowitz
Susan Higgins
External Website:


  • Economic Inequality/Poverty
  • Wellbeing
  • Health
  • India
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Randomized Trials


Sir Angus Deaton is now a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School, where his main interests are in poverty, inequality, health, development, well-being, and the use of evidence in social science and medicine. He has taught at Cambridge University and at the University of Bristol. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, and was the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal for Applied Econometrics. His current pursuits include research on poverty and inequality around the world, on the appropriate use of randomized controlled trials, and on the determinants of health and well-being, particularly on relationships with income, both domestically and internationally. He was President of the American Economic Association in 2009. Ph.D. Cambridge University. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, University College, London, the University of St Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Cyprus, and Brown University. He was the recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2015. In 2016, he was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to economics and international affairs.

For information on research and working papers, see the Research Program in Development Studies and the Center for Health and Wellbeing web pages.

Visit Angus Deaton's personal web site.