The Great Escape: Health, wealth and the origins of inequality

Angus Deaton interviewed by Viv Davies, 10 Jan 2014

Angus Deaton talks to Viv Davies about his recent book ‘The Great Escape: health, wealth and the origins of inequality’, that explains how inequality is the catalyst for the great escape from poverty and how the world is better because of it. They discuss the state of inequality in the US, economic growth in China and India and the ineffectiveness of international aid. Deaton stresses the importance of understanding that human well being will be achieved only through a holistic approach. The interview was recorded on 17 October 2013.


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See Also

The Great Escape: health, wealth and the origins of inequality, by Angus Deaton (Princeton University Press, October 2013).

"The Future of Inequality"; an essay by John McDermott in the Financial Times, 11 October 2013.


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Topics: Poverty and income inequality, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: Inequality, Poverty, productivity

Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department, Princeton University