Angus Deaton Wins 2015 Nobel Prize For Economics

Angus Deaton
Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics. Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University.

In his Princeton bio, Deaton says, “My current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty in India and around the world.”

The Nobel committee wrote, “Deaton’s work has helped transformed the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics & development economics.” He will receive 8 million Swedish kronor (about $975,000) for the honor.