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WDI Welcomes Nobel Laureate Economist
October 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan will host an Oct. 5 speech and discussion with Sir Angus Deaton, a Nobel Prize-winning economist whose work has changed how many think about both global wealth and poverty.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place 4 p.m. in Robertson Auditorium at U-M’s Ross School of Business. A discussion and question/answer period will follow Deaton’s talk. The event is part of WDI’s year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary.
Deaton is the Senior Scholar and Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics, and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in the Economics Department at Princeton University. His research includes work on poverty, inequality, health, well-being, economic development, and randomized controlled trials.
He received the Nobel prize in 2015 for his research into how the consumption of goods and services plays a critical role in human welfare. In 2016, Deaton, a native of Scotland, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service in the fields of economics and international affairs.