Papers and Publications

2018
Deaton, Angus, and Nancy Cartwright. 2018. “Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials.” Social Science & Medicine 210 (August 2018): 2-21. Publisher's Version
Deaton, Angus, and Nancy Cartwright. 2018. “Reflections on RCTs.” Social Science & Medicine 210 (August 2018): 86-90 (access may be gated; follow paper link above to find downloadable PDF from authors). Publisher's Version
Deaton, Angus. 2018. “What do self-reports of wellbeing say about life-cycle theory and policy?” Journal of Public Economics 162 (June 2018): 18-25. Publisher's Version
Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. 2018. “Deaths of despair redux: a response to Christopher Ruhm”.
2017
Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. 2017. “Suicide, age, and wellbeing: an empirical investigation.” NBER Working Paper 21279, Chapter 10 (pages 307-34) in Insights in the Economics of Aging. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Deaton, Angus, and Bettina Aten. 2017. “Trying to understand the PPPs in ICP 2011: why are the results so different?” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 9 (1): 243-64. Publisher's Version
2016
Deaton, Angus, and Arthur Stone. 2016. “Understanding context effects for a measure of life evaluation: how responses matter.” Oxford Economic Papers . Publisher's Version
Deaton, Angus. 2016. “Measuring and Understanding Behavior, Welfare, and Poverty.” American Economic Review 106 (6): 1221-1243. Publisher's Version
Deaton, A. 2016. “On Death and Money: History, Facts and Explanations.” JAMA 315 (16): 1703-1705.
Aghion, P., U. Akcigit, A.Deaton, and A. Roulet. 2016. “Creative Destruction and Subjective Well-Being.” American Economic Review 106 (12): 3869-3897.
2015
Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. 2015. “Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1-6. Download paper
Deaton, Angus. 2015. “On tyrannical experts and expert tyrants.” The Review of Austrian Economics 28 (4): 407-412.
A.Deaton,, and R. Tortora. 2015. “People In Sub-Saharan Africa Rate Their Health And Health Care Among the Lowest In The World.” Health Affairs 34 (3): 1-9.
2014
Steptoe, Andrew, Angus Deaton, and Arthur A Stone. 2014. “Subjective wellbeing, health, and ageing.” The Lancet 385 (9968): 640-648.
Deaton, A, and A Stone. 2014. “Grandpa and the snapper: the wellbeing of the elderly who live with children.” Discoveries in the economics of aging . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Deaton, A, and A Stone. 2014. “Evaluative and hedonic wellbeing among those with and without children at home.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (4): 1328-1333.
2013
Deaton, A, and A Stone. 2013. “Do context effects limit the usefulness of self-reported wellbeing measures?” Research Program in Development Studies Working Paper #288.
Deaton, A. 2013. “Reshaping the world: The 2005 Round of the International Comparison Program.” Measuring the size of the world economy: the framework, methodology, and results from the International Comparison Program . Washington, DC: World Bank.
Coffey, D, A Deaton, J Dréze, D Spears, and A Tarozzi. 2013. “Stunting among Children: Facts and Implications.” Economic and Political Weekly 48 (34): 68-70.
Deaton, A, and A Stone. 2013. “Two happiness puzzles.” American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 103 (3): 591-597.
Deaton, A. 2013. “What does the empirical evidence tell us about the injustice of health inequalities?” Inequalities in health: concepts, measures and ethics (Nir Eyal, Samia Hurst, Ole Frithof Norheim, and Daniel Wikler, editors) . Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press.
The Great Escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
Deaton, A. 2013. The Great Escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Available at Amazon
2012
Deaton, A. 2012. “The Financial Crisis and the Well-Being of America.” Investigations in the Economics of Aging . Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press.
Deaton, A. 2012. “The financial crisis and the well-being of Americans.” Oxford Economic Papers 64 (1): 1-26.
2011
Deaton, A. 2011. “Aging, religion and health.” Explorations in the economics of aging. Chicago : University of Chicago Press.
Deaton, A, and O Dupriez. 2011. “Purchasing power parity exchange rates for the global poor.” American Economic Journal: Applied 3: 137-166.
Deaton, Angus, and Olivier Dupriez. 2011. “Spatial price differences within large countries”.
2010
Deaton, A, J Fortson, and R Tortora. 2010. “Life (evaluation), HIV/AIDS, and death in Africa.” International Differences in Well-Being . Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press.
Deaton, A, and J Dréze. 2010. “From Calorie Fundamentalism to Cereal Accounting.” Economic and Political Weekly 45 (47): 87-92.
Kahneman, D, and A Deaton. 2010. “High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (38): 16489-16493.
Deaton, A. 2010. “Instruments, randomization, and learning about development.” Journal of Economic Literature 48: 424-455.
Deaton, A. 2010. “Measuring Development: Different Data, Different Conclusions?” Measure for measure: how well do we manage development.
Deaton, A, and J Dréze. 2010. “Nutrition, Poverty and Calorie Fundamentalism: Response to Utsa Patnaik.” Economic and Political Weekly 45 (14): 78-80.
Deaton, A. 2010. “Price indexes, inequality, and the measurement of world poverty.” American Economic Review 100 (1): 5-34.
Stone, A, J Schwartz, J Broderick, and A Deaton. 2010. “A snapshot of the age of distribution of psychological well-being in the United States.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (22): 9985-9990.
Deaton, A, and A Heston. 2010. “Understanding PPPs and PPP-based national accounts.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 2 (4): 1-35.
Deaton, A. 2010. “Understanding the Mechanisms of Economic Development.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 24 (3): 3-16.
2009
Deaton, A, C Bozzoli, and C Quintana-Domeque. 2009. “Adult height and childhood disease.” Demography 46 (4): 647-669.
Deaton, A, and J Dréze. 2009. “Food and Nutrition in India: Facts and Interpretations.” Economic and Political Weekly 44 (7): 42-65.
Case, A, and A Deaton. 2009. “Health and Wellbeing in Udaipur and South Africa.” Developments in Economics of Aging . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Deaton, A, and D Lubotsky. 2009. “Income inequality and mortality in the U.S. cities: Weighing the evidence. A response to Ash.” Social Science and Medicine 68: 1914-1917.
Tarozzi, A, and A Deaton. 2009. “Using Census and Survey Data to Estimate Poverty and Inequality for Small Areas.” Review of Economics and Statistics 9 (4): 773-792.
Deaton, A. 2009. “Instruments of development: Randomization in the tropics, and the search for the elusive keys to economic development.” Proceedings of the British Academy, 2008 Lectures 162: 123-160 .
Deaton, A, and R Arora. 2009. “Life at the top: the benefits of height.” Economics and Human Biology 7 (2): 133-136.
2008
Deaton, A. 2008. “Income, Health and Wellbeing Around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 22 (2): 53-72.
Deaton, A. 2008. “Price trends in India and their implications for measuring poverty.” Economic and Political Weekly 43 (6): 43-49.
Deaton, A. 2008. “STONE, JOHN RICHARD NICHOLAS (1913-1991).” New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Hampshire, UK : Palgrave-MacMillan.
2007
Bozzoli, C, A Deaton, and C Quintana-Domeque. 2007. “Child mortality, income, and adult height”.
A.Deaton, 2007. “Global patterns of income and health: facts, interpretations, and policies.” WIDER Annual Lecture 10 . Helsinki, Finland.
Deaton, A. 2007. “Height, health and development.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104 (33): 13232-13237.
2006
Cutler, D, A Deaton, and A Lleras-Muney. 2006. “The Determinants of Mortality.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 20 (3): 97-120 .
Deaton, A. 2006. “The Great Escape: A Review Essay on Fogel's The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death 1700-2100.” Journal of Economic Literature 44 (1): 106-114.
Deaton, A. 2006. “Measuring Poverty.” Understanding Poverty . Oxford : Oxford University Press.
2005
Case, A, and A Deaton. 2005. “Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines.” Analyses in the Economics of Aging . Chicago : University of Chicago Press.
Deaton, A, and V Kozel. 2005. “Data and Dogma: The Great Indian Poverty Debate.” The World Bank Research Observer 20 (2): 177-200.
Deaton, A. 2005. “Franco Modigliani and the Life cycle Theory of Consumption.” Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review 58 (233-234): 91-107.
Case, A, and A Deaton. 2005. “Health and Wealth Among the Poor: India and South Africa Compared.” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 95 (2): 229-233.
Deaton, A. 2005. “Measuring Poverty in a Growing World or (Measuring Growth in a Poor World).” Review of Economic Statistics 87 (1): 1-19.
Deaton, A, and A Tarozzi. 2005. “Prices and Poverty in India.” The Great Indian Poverty Debate. New Delhi : MacMillan.
2004
Banerjee, A., A.Deaton, and E. Duflo. 2004. “Health Care Delivery in Rural Rajasthan.” Economic and Political Weekly 39 (9): 944-949.
Deaton, A. 2004. “Health in an Age of Globalization.” Brookings Trade Forum. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institute.
Deaton, A, and C Paxson. 2004. “Mortality, Income, and Income Inequality Over Time in Britain and the United States.” Perspectives on the Economics of Aging . Chicago : University of Chicago Press.
Banerjee, A, A Deaton, and E Duflo. 2004. “Wealth, Health, and Health Services in Rural Rajasthan.” American Economic Review 94 (2): 326-330 .
2003
A.Deaton, 2003. “Adjusted Indian Poverty Estimates for 1999-2000.” Economic and Political Weekly 38 (4): 322-326. PDF Download
Deaton, A, and C Paxson. 2003. “Engel's What? A response to Gan and Vernon.” Journal of Political Economy 111 (6): 1378-1381.
Deaton, A. 2003. “Health, Inequality, and Economic Development.” Journal of Economic Literature 41 (1): 113-158 .
Deaton, A. 2003. “Household Surveys, Consumption, and the Measurement of Poverty.” Economic Systems Research 15 (2): 135-159.
Deaton, A. 2003. “How to Monitor Poverty for the Millenium Development Goals.” Journal of Human Development 4 (3): 353-378.
Deaton, A, and G Laroque. 2003. “A Model of Commodity Prices After Sir Arthur Lewis.” Journal of Development Economics 71 (2): 289-310.
Deaton, A, and D Lubotsky. 2003. “Mortality, Inequality and Race in American Cities and States.” Social Science and Medicine 56 (6): 1139-1153.
Deaton, A. 2003. “Prices and Poverty in India, 1987-2000.” Economic and Political Weekly 38 (4): 362-368.
2002
A.Deaton,, and A. Case. 2002. “Consumption, Health, Gender and Poverty”.
A.Deaton,, and S. Zaidi. 2002. “Guidelines for Constructing Consumption Aggregates for Welfare Analysis.” Washington, DC : World Bank.
guidelines_for_constructing_consumption_aggregates.pdf
A.Deaton, 2002. “Policy Implications of the Gradient of Health and Wealth.” Health Affairs 21 (2): 13-30.
A.Deaton,, and J. Dréze. 2002. “Poverty and Inequality in India: a Reexamination.” Economic and Political Weekly 37 (36): 3729-3748.
Deaton, A, P Gourinchas, and C Paxson. 2002. “Social Security and Inequality over the Life Cycle.” The Distributional Effects of Social Security Reform . Chicago : Chicago University Press.
Deaton, A. 2002. “Is World Poverty Falling?” Finance and Development: A Quarterly Magazine 39 (2).
2001
Deaton, A. 2001. “Counting the World's Poor: Problems and Possible Solutions.” The World Bank Research Observer 16 (2): 125-147.
Deaton, A, and G Laroque. 2001. “Housing, Land Prices and Growth.” Journal of Economic Growth 6 (2): 87-105.
Deaton, A. 2001. “Inequalities in Income and Inequalities in Health.” The causes and consequences of increasing inequality. Chicago : University of Chicago Press.
Deaton, A, and C Paxson. 2001. “Mortality, Education, Income and Inequality Among American Cohorts.” Themes in the Economics of Aging. Chicago : University of Chicago Press.
2000
A.Deaton,, and M. Grosh. 2000. “Consumption.” Designing Household Survey Questionnaires for Developing Countries: Lessons from Ten Years of LSMS Experience. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Deaton, A, and C Paxson. 2000. “Growth and Saving Among Individuals and Households (previously named "Saving and Growth: Another Look at the Cohort Evidence".” Review of Economics and Statistics 82 (2): 212-225.
Deaton, A, and C Paxson. 2000. “Growth, Demographic Structure and National Saving in Taiwan.” Population and Development Review 26: 141-173.
1999
Deaton, A. 1999. “Commodity Prices and Growth in Africa.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 13 (3): 23-40.
Deaton, A, and A Tarozzi. 1999. “Prices and Poverty in India”.
Deaton, A. 1999. “Saving and Growth.” The Economics of Saving and Growth: Theory, evidence and implications for policy . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press.
Case, A, and A Deaton. 1999. “School Inputs and Educational Outcomes in South Africa.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 114 (3): 1047-1084.
1998
Deaton, A, and C Paxson. 1998. “Aging and Inequality in Income and Health.” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 88 (2): 248-253.
Deaton, A, and C Paxson. 1998. “Economies of Scale, Household Size, and the Demand for Food.” Journal of Political Economy 106 (5): 897-930.

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