(May 2011) Angus Deaton is Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University as well as Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the British Academy, and of the Econometric Society. Deaton's main areas of interest are health, well-being, and economic development. His current research includes analysis of national and international patterns of well-being. Deaton is one of the investigators at the Princeton Center for Research on Experience and Well-Being where researchers are developing new methods to measure well-being in order to understand and document the experience of aging in the United States and other countries.
In this interview, Deaton discusses his work on subjective well-being and its potential usefulness in public policy.
Funding for this webcast has been provided by the National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), through a grant from the University of Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging. This center coordinates dissemination of findings from 14 NIA demography centers in academic institutions throughout the United States.