Political Economy of COVID-19 Series - Deaths of Despair, Deaths from the Virus, and the US Healthcare System
- April 09, 2020
Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with Princeton University professor and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton and Chicago Booth professor Luigi Zingales on Deaton’s book, co-written with Anne Case, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, the COVID-19 crisis, and the US healthcare system.
At this trying time, there is an especially high demand for reliable and trustworthy information. To address this demand by Booth students, alumni, faculty, and the University and greater community, the Stigler Center has developed the Political Economy of COVID-19 Series of online programming to explore the global economic and political implications of COVID-19 with leading academics and experts.
Angus Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His main current research areas are in poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, economic development, and randomized controlled trials. He holds both American and British citizenship. In Britain, Deaton taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. He is also a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and, in 1978, was the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal. Deaton was President of the American Economic Association in 2009. In 2012 he was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award and has been rewarded with other accolades such as being elected a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences. He also was the recipient of the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel and in 2016, he was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to economics and international affairs.
Luigi Zingales (moderator) is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and the Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow and Director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He has published extensively in the major economics and financial journals. He also wrote two best-selling books and recently launched the Capitalisn't podcast with Katherine Waldock from Georgetown University.
The webinar takes place from 12 to 1 p.m. CDT via Zoom.