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Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton

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Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California, and co-author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 2020).

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  1. Progress in Peril
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    Progress in Peril

    Dec 11, 2023 Angus Deaton reflects on the apparent reversal in global economic development and its implications for the future.

  2. Is Economic Failure an Economics Failure?
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    Is Economic Failure an Economics Failure?

    Dec 12, 2022 Angus Deaton considers the discipline's responsibility for contemporary social and political ills.

  3. Who Broke American Democracy?
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    Who Broke American Democracy?

    Oct 27, 2022 Angus Deaton sees attacks on the US election system as an outgrowth of longer-running institutional failures.

  4. America's Killer Capitalism
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    America's Killer Capitalism

    Dec 4, 2021 Anne Case & Angus Deaton show that there are no excuses for the declining prospects among less-educated cohorts.

  5. An Interview with Angus Deaton
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    An Interview with Angus Deaton

    Jun 15, 2021 Angus Deaton

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
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    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.

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