Princeton economist wins Nobel for research into poverty
The Nobel Prize in economics was awarded today to a Princeton economist from Scotland for his research into poverty. Angus Deaton told reporters on a conference call that he was pleased the committee decided to award work that concerns the poor people of the world.
“There are enormous numbers of people in the world – the World Bank has just come out with recent estimates of about 700 million people – who live in something close to destitution,” he said.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson looks at Deaton’s work and its real-world impact withDerek Thompson of The Atlantic.