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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 and Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He is the co-author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Princeton University Press, 2020.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. An Interview with Angus Deaton
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    An Interview with Angus Deaton

    Jun 15, 2021 Angus Deaton

  5. American Capitalism’s Poor Prognosis
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    American Capitalism’s Poor Prognosis

    Jan 13, 2021 Angus Deaton sees little chance for reforms to mitigate inequality or repair the country's broken health-care system.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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