Economists React: Angus Deaton Nobel Prize a ‘Brilliant Selection’ – Real Time Economics

The selection of Angus Deaton as the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences won high marks from his colleagues in the economics world on Monday.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized Mr. Deaton of Princeton University for his research on consumption, incomes and poverty.

Angus Deaton

“Brilliant selection,” wrote Tyler Cowen at George Mason University, distilling the main contributions of Mr. Deaton in a thorough and comprehensive blog post. His colleague and co-blogger Alex Tabarrok offers some additional analysis, calling Mr. Deaton’s work on world poverty a “tour de force.”

Here’s a roundup of some of the reaction from economists and others on social media:





Related reading:

Angus Deaton Awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Nobel Prize in Economics: Who is Angus Deaton?

Who’s Going to Win the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics?



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