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The Chancellor's Lecture
Professor Sir Angus Deaton: In pursuit of happiness
Friday 21st October 2016
Playfair Library Hall, Old College, South Bridge
5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
- Welcome by Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, Principal and Vice-Chancellor.
- Lecture "In pursuit of happiness" by Professor Sir Angus Deaton, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
- Q&A chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies and Assistant Principal Religion and Society.
- Vote of Thanks by Professor Siddiqui.
The lecture will be follwed by a drinks reception in which you are warmly invited.
Professor Sir Angus Deaton
Professor Sir Angus Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His main current research areas are in poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, economic development, and randomized controlled trials.
Professor Deaton holds both American and British citizenship. In Britain he taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. He is a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and, in 1978, was the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal. He was also President of the American Economic Association in 2009. In 2012 Professor Deaton was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. In April 2014 he was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences on April 28, 2015. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. In 2016, Professor Deaton was made a Knight Bachelor for my services to economics and international affairs.
Professor Deaton's current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty and inequality in the US, India and around the world. He also maintains a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys and is also interested in what randomized controlled trials can and cannot do.
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When & Where
The University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House