Which Generation Should Get More From Everyone Else?

Deciding which groups should give which should receive, government redistribution policies could be based on a generational lens.

Will Money Bring You Happiness?

Looking at our day-to-day emotions and our life evaluation, recent studies give us some answers about whether money brings happiness.

Will Money Make You Happy?

While it is tough to do happiness studies, the economists that keep trying have begun to conclude that money could indeed relate to our life satisfaction.

Why It’s Tough to Place the Poverty Line

Whether calculating the poverty rate in Rwanda or in the U.S., the income and/or consumption variables you select determine your results.

A Nobel Message on Health and Wealth

The 2015 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, Angus Deaton studied inequality through health and wealth and micro and macroeconomics.

Tall and Short Populations

Princeton economist Angus Deaton estimates that it will take 500 years for Indian women to reach the height of English women. In The Great Escape, Dr. Deaton explains that a population could be short because of nutrition or disease. When babies…

Who Will Live to 100?

A middle class girl born in the US today has a 50/50 chance of reaching 100 years old. A guess, yes. But the prediction reflects what Princeton economist Angus Deaton says is rather likely. Looking back at the steady increase…