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Get to Know Our Board Member Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton

By Human Progress Team @HumanProgress

Angus Deaton is theWinner of the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of consumption welfare. He is also the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics DepartmentPrinceton University.

You can watch a video of Dr. Deaton introducing himself here, and hear his thoughts on inequality here.You can also watch a video of him describing the dramatic scope and speed of that progress over the last 250 years, why we are living longer, healthier lives, and how progress has created inequalities that can have positive or negative impacts. He will also discuss measures rich countries can take to help the world’s poor, including reducing foreign aid, which has been ineffective and often harmful.


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