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Giant Leaps Series: Nobel Prize Winning Economist Angus Deaton and Anne Case
Start Date: 3/26/2019Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 3/26/2019End Time: 7:30 PM
Event Description:

Purdue will host husband-and-wife team Nobel Prize Winning Economist Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case, both renowned economists, on March 26 when they will present their lecture, “Inequality, deaths of despair, and the future of capitalism.”

This lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. This Giant Leaps Series event is one of many celebrating Purdue’s Sesquicentennial, 150 Years of Giant Leaps. This yearlong celebration is highlighting Purdue’s remarkable history of giant leaps, while focusing on what giant leaps Purdue can take to address the world’s problems.

Deaton and Case’s lecture will take a close look at “deaths of despair,” which refer to deaths that are related to suicide, drugs and alcohol. The couple will investigate potential explanations as to why these types of deaths are currently on the rise among middle-aged, white, working-class Americans without college degrees. According to Princeton University economists, and Deaton and Case, “deaths of despairs” among this segment of the population are now outpacing those of minorities of the same class, and this lecture will explore the links between this trend and rising economic inequality.

Location Information:
-Fowler Hall in Stewart Center
Additional Information
Free and open to the public.

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