Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies. Dr. Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She has been awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Prize in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association, for her work on the links between economic status and health status in childhood, and the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for her research on midlife morbidity and mortality. Dr. Case currently serves on the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science and the Committee on National Statistics. She is a Research Associate of the NBER, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and is an affiliate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. She also is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. PhD Princeton.


Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism book jacketFrom economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class.

To be published March 17, 2020.




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Professor Anne Case has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing acheivements in original research.

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Approximately 500 current and deceased members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1914, is today one of the premier international journals publishing the results of original research.

Restarting America means people will die. So when do we do it? (Anne Case is part of a New York Times Roundtable Discussion; April 2020)

Deaths of despair strike women too  (Anne Case, March 1, 2020)

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism - Anne Case and Angus Deaton’s presentation and panel discussion at the American Economic Association annual meeting, January 2020.

Princeton economist Anne Case presents demographic trends showing what she and fellow Princeton economist Angus Deaton have termed "deaths of despair."  The presentation includes the social and economic forces surrounding these issues.(Tanner Lecture Series, Stanford, April 2019)

Anne Case and Angus Deaton have been named to Prospect Magazine's 2019 list of "World's Top 50 Thinkers".

Anne Case has been awarded an honorary doctorate in public policy by the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

"Deaths of despair redux: a response to Christopher Ruhm" by Anne Case and Angus Deaton

Anne Case has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Anne Case has been elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Anne Case has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.