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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. 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.

  2. An Interview with Angus Deaton
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    An Interview with Angus Deaton

    Jun 15, 2021 Angus Deaton

  3. 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.

  4. Living and Dying in America in 2021
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    Living and Dying in America in 2021

    Dec 28, 2020 Anne Case & Angus Deaton warn that the pandemic has accelerated trends associated with the epidemic of deaths of despair.

  5. America’s Compromised State
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    America’s Compromised State

    Jul 17, 2020 Angus Deaton traces the country's failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic to the 1787 compromise that created the Senate.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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