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Nobel Prize in Economics to RSE Fellow

Posted 12/10/2015

Congratulations to Corresponding Fellow, Professor Angus Deaton, who has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Economics. Edinburgh-born Angus Deaton, Dwight D Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University, USA, was appointed a Corresponding Fellow of the RSE in 2010. The award has been made in recognition of his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.

RSE General Secretary, Professor Alan Alexander OBE said, "The RSE  congratulates its Corresponding Fellow Professor Angus Deaton of Princeton University, New Jersey, on his receipt of the Nobel prize in economics. Deaton’s work, which focuses on poverty reduction and increased health and wellbeing, has been highly influential and the RSE is honoured to have him in its Fellowship".

Professor Deaton (right) is welcomed to the Fellowship in May 2010 by then President, Lord Wilson of Tillyorn KT GCMG

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