Nobel Laureate Professor Angus Deaton: Honorary Fellowship Public Lecture
Professor Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University and 2015 Nobel laureate
The University of Bristol will be conferring an honorary fellowship on Professor Deaton, the highest honour it can bestow. We are delighted that he is able to receive this honour on the occasion of this public lecture.
Faltering progress? Growth, inequality and health
Recent decades have seen unprecedented reductions in poverty and improvements in health around the world. Yet economic growth was faltering even before the Great Recession, and inequality was rising. Slow growth and rising inequality means that many are getting less than nothing. Globalization has lifted many people out of poverty in poor countries, but has hurt many people in rich countries. Perhaps this is an acceptable tradeoff, given how much richer are the rich countries. But there are increasing signs of distress among lower educated whites in the US, including increases in mortality rates in middle-age.
In this talk, Professor Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on measuring and understanding consumption behaviour, welfare and poverty, will discuss these mortality increases, and compare them to what is happening elsewhere, including in Britain and in Europe.
Attending Professor Deaton's talk is free but to book a place, please go to the Eventbrite link.