Economics in America: An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality

Book Talk
Apr 10, 2024, 4:30 pm5:30 pm
  • Open to the public
  • Registration required



Event Description

Registration required for in-person attendance only; Livestream available on MediaCentral

Sir Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Princeton University; and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate. Following initial remarks, Angus Deaton will be in conversation with Julian Zelizer, Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University. The event will be moderated by Ilyana Kuziemko, Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics, Princeton University

When Angus Deaton immigrated to the United States from Britain in the early 1980s, he was awed by America’s strengths and shocked by the extraordinary gaps he witnessed between people. His new book, Economics in America: An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality, explains in clear terms how the field of economics addresses the most pressing issues of our time—from poverty, retirement, and the minimum wage to the ravages of the nation’s uniquely disastrous healthcare system—and narrates Deaton’s account of his experiences as a naturalized US citizen and academic economist.

  • Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
  • Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies
  • Center for Health and Wellbeing
  • Research Program in Development Economics