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Deaton, Angus

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Works: 235 works in 1,082 publications in 5 languages and 11,597 library holdings
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The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality by Angus Deaton( Book )
48 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
"Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting two hundred and fifty years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind."--Publisher description
Economics and consumer behavior by Angus Deaton( Book )
66 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Analisi: CONSUMO. Teoria del consumo. TEORIA ECONOMICA. Microeconomia. LAVORO. In generale
Understanding consumption by Angus Deaton( Book )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of consumption and saving using theoretical models based on standard microeconomic foundations as well as reviewing the substantial empirical literature on the subject. A number of related topics such as the growth-to-saving hypothesis, the impact of interest rates on saving, risk sharing, aggregation, and information are also covered. One main focus of the book is the debate on the permanent income hypothesis and the excess sensitivity of consumption with respect to income. The importance of precautionary saving and liquidity constraints in explaining the observed consumption paths are also discussed in detail. -- From http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/0198288247.001.0001/acprof-9780198288244 (Oct. 23, 2012)
Essays in the theory and measurement of consumer behaviour : in honour of Sir Richard Stone by Angus Deaton( Book )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
The eleven papers in this volume show work in the theory and measurement of consumer behaviour. The eminent contributors offer papers ranging from theory to econometrics, from Engel curves to labour supply and fertility, and from consumer demand in England to consumer behaviour in the USSR. These papers were written and collected for this volume to honour Sir Richard Stone on the occasion of his retirement from his chair at the University of Cambridge
International commodity prices, macroeconomic performance, and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa by Angus Deaton( Book )
16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Development economics through the decades : a critical look at 30 years of the world development report by Shahid Yusuf( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
"This essay by Shahid Yusuf - published to commemorate the World Bank's annual World Development Report's 30th anniversary - discusses the genesis of the publication and the topics covered by successive reports. Along the way, Yusuf takes the reader on a tour of development economics over a 30-year period, using the reports as a point of departure. Five distinguished economists and development practitioners comment on the content of the essay, each offering a unique and valuable perspective and informed views, and providing grist for fruitful debate on the World Development Report and, more broadly, on the economics of development."--BOOK JACKET
Models and projections of demand in post-war Britain by Angus Deaton( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The first number of our earlier series, A Programme for Growth, carried a notice of forthcoming papers. Five were announced but eventually only four were published. The fifth, which was intended to deal with consumption functions, never appeared; now it takes its place as number one in the new series. It is not that ten years ago we had nothing to say on the subject of consumers' behaviour. The crude estimation method that I had used in my original (1954) paper on the linear expenditure system gave interesting and in many respects satisfactory results, some of which were published outside our series, for instance in Stone, Brown and). With this method the parameter estimates changed Rowe (1964 very little after the first few iterations. Nevertheless they did change, and with the computing resources then at our disposal we failed to reach convergence. It was mainly for this reason that we decided to wait
Guidelines for constructing consumption aggregates for welfare analysis by Angus Deaton( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
An analyst using household survey data to construct a welfare metric is often confronted with a number of theoretical and practical problems. What components should be included in the overall welfare measure? Should differences in tastes be taken into account when making comparisons across people and households? How best should differences in cost-of-living and household composition be taken into consideration? Starting with a brief review of the theoretical framework underpinning typical welfare analysis undertaken based on household survey data, this paper provides some practical guidelines and advice on how best to tackle such problems. It outlines a three-part procedure for constructing a consumption-based measure of individual welfare: 1) aggregation of different components of household consumption to construct a nominal consumption aggregate; 2) construction of price indices to adjust for differences in prices faced by households; and 3) adjustment of the real consumption aggregate for differences in household composition. Examples based on survey data from eight countries--Ghana, Vietnam, Nepal, the Kyrgyz Republic, Ecuador, South Africa, Panama, and Brazil--are used to illustrate the various steps involved in constructing the welfare measure, and the STATA programs used for this purpose are provided in the appendix. The paper also includes examples of some analytic techniques used to examine the robustness of the estimated welfare measure to underlying assumptions [Ed.]
Patterns of aging in Thailand and Côte d'Ivoire by Angus Deaton( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and French and held by 137 libraries worldwide
This paper is broadly concerned with the living standards of older people in two contrasting developing countries, Cote d' Ivoire and Thailand. A series of household surveys from these two countries is used to present evidence on factors affecting the living standards of the elderly: living arrangements, labor force participation, illness, urbanization, income and consumption. One of the issues the authors examine is whether life-cycle patterns of income and consumption can be detected in the data. The fact that few of the elderly live alone makes it difficult to accurately measure the welfare of the elderly, or to make statements about the life-cycle patterns of income and consumption of individuals. They find that labor force participation and individual income patterns follow the standard life-cycle hump shape in both countries, but that average living standards within households are quite flat over the life-cycle. The data presented suggest that changes in family composition and living arrangements of elderly are likely to be more important sources of old-age insurance than asset accumulation
Large cash transfers to the elderly in South Africa by Anne Case( Book )
15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
We examine the social pension in South Africa, where large cash sums about twice the median per capita income of African households are paid to people qualified by age but irrespective of previous contributions. We present the history of the scheme and use a 1993 nationally representative survey to investigate the redistributive consequences of the transfers, documenting who receives the pensions, their levels of living, and those of their families. We also look at behavioral effects, particularly the effects of the cash receipts on the allocation of income to food, schooling, transfers, and savings. Two methodological issues run through our analysis. The first is the danger of interpreting simple correlations and regressions without adequate consideration of likely biases. The second is the problem of measuring the effects of a program that is determined by individual or household characteristics. We examine both in the context of the South African pension. Our results are consistent with the view that pension income is spent in much the same way as other income, and that a rand is a rand, regardless of its source
Demand analysis and tax reform in Pakistan by Angus Deaton( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Pakistan, like many LDCs, derives most of government revenue from indirect taxation. However, the system of taxes and subsidies has grown up piecemeal over the years. Previous exercises in price reform for Pakistan have been forced to make very restrictive assumptions about consumer preferences, and have typically used demand systems that prejudge what are the desirable directions of price reform. In this paper, the methodology of Deaton (1988, 1991) is extended and applied to the 1984-85 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. A theory of quality variation based on separable preferences is developed, and the implications for welfare and empirical analysis laid out. The prices of oils and fats and of sugar do not vary very much in the survey data, and the symmetry and homogeneity restrictions from the theory play an important part in obtaining sharp estimates of own and cross-price elasticities. The parameter estimates suggest that there are significant cross-price elasticities between the high-calorie foods and the presence of these substitution patterns means that the effects of potential price reforms are quite different from those that would be estimated using the traditional assumptions. Based on demand patterns alone, it would be desirable to raise government revenue by raising the consumer price of rice. However, in Pakistan it is not generally possible to decouple the producer and consumer prices of rice
Collecting panel data in developing countries : does it make sense? by Orley Ashenfelter( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
This Working Paper reviews a number of aspects of the collection and use of panel data from households in developing countries. Sampling issues are discussed in Section 1. The authors conclude that there are likely to be real, if modest, benefits from incorporating some panel element into household survey data collection in developing countries. The recognition that panel data are likely to be subject to substantial errors of measurement does not invalidate this conclusion. Section 2 discusses the measurement of income dynamics, an issue that cannot be addressed without panel data. Recent research using U.S. data is reviewed to show that comparable work for developing countries would add an important dimension to discussions of poverty, inequality, and development. It is in the third area of review, that of econometric analysis, that the real benefits of panel data appear most fragile. While it is true that panel data offer the unique ability to deal with the contamination of econometric relationships by unobservable fixed effects, the presence of measurement error can compromise the quality of the estimates to the point where it is unclear whether cross-section or panel estimators are superior
Parametric and non-parametric approaches to price and tax reform by Angus Deaton( Book )
17 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 88 libraries worldwide
In the analysis of tax reform, when equity is traded off against efficiency, the measurement of the latter requires us to know how tax- induced price changes affect quantities supplied and demanded. In this paper, we present various econometric procedures for estimating how taxes affect demand. We examine advantages and disadvantages of parametric methods of tax reform analysis and suggest that the nonparametric àverage derivate estimator' is a useful alternative. We apply both parametric and nonparametric methods to analyze possible price reform for foods in rural Pakistan, and discuss the issues that remain to be dealt with in empirical welfare analyses
Social security and inequality over the life cycle by Angus Deaton( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper examines the consequences of social security reform for the inequality of consumption across individuals. The idea is that inequality is at least in part the result of individual risk in earnings or asset returns, the effects of which accumulate over time to increase inequality within groups of people as they age. Institutions such as social security, that share risk across individuals, will moderate the transmission of individual risk into inequality. We examine how different social security systems, with different degrees of risk sharing, affect consumption inequality. We do so within the framework of the permanent income hypothesis, and also using richer models of consumption that incorporate precautionary saving motives and borrowing restrictions. Our results indicate that systems in which there is less sharing of earnings risk such as systems of individual accounts produce higher consumption inequality both before and after retirement. However, differences across individuals in the rate of return on assets (including social security assets held in individual accounts) produce only modest additional effects on inequality
Inequalities in income and inequalities in health by Angus Deaton( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
What is inequality in health? Are economists' standard tools for measuring income inequality relevant or useful for measuring it? Does income protect health and does income inequality endanger it? I discuss two different concepts of health inequality and relate each of them to the literature on the inequality in income. I propose a model in which each individual's health is related to his or her status within a reference group as measured by income relative to the group mean. Income inequality, whether within groups or between them, has no effect on average health. Even so, the slope of the relationship between health and income, the gradient, ' depends on the ratio of between- to within-group inequality. The model is extended to allow income inequality to play a direct role in determining health status. Empirical evidence on cross-country income inequality and life-expectancy within the OECD, and on time series for the U.S., Britain, and Japan, provides little support for the idea that inequality is a health hazard at the national level. Birth cohorts in the US between 1981 and 1993 show no relationship between mortality and income inequality. However, there is a well-defined health gradient in these data, and its slope increases with cohort income inequality
Mortality, education, income, and inequality among American cohorts by Angus Deaton( Book )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
People whose family income was less than $5,000 in 1980 could expect to live about 25 percent fewer years than people whose family income was greater than $50,000. We explore this finding using both individual data and a panel of aggregate birth cohorts observed from 1975 to 1995. We assume that health status is determined by social status, defined as income relative to the mean income of a reference group. When reference groups are not observed, health is a function of income whose slope (the gradient) depends on the ratio of within to between-group inequality. We derive results on how this relationship changes at different levels of aggregation. Our results on individuals show that income reduces the risk of death, and does so even controlling for education. Only some of the effect of income can plausibly be attributed to the reduction in earnings of those about to die. The panel of cohorts also shows a strongly protective effect of income, but there is evidence that cyclical increases in income may raise mortality, even when the long-run effects of income are in the opposite direction. There is no evidence that recent increases in inequality raised mortality beyond what it would otherwise have been
Measuring poverty among the elderly by Angus Deaton( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Poverty counts are counts of individuals in poverty but are calculated from household or family data on income or expenditure. The transition from one to the other requires assumptions about intrahousehold allocation, about differences in needs across different people, and about the extent of economies of scale. The number of elderly in poverty, or the number of children in poverty, is sensitive to these assumptions and to differences in living arrangements across age groups. We explore the sensitivity of poverty counts to variations in assumptions about child costs and economies of scale using data from the United States and from six large Indian states. Because living arrangements of the elderly are so different in the United States and India, the use of the latter forces us to think about household structure and poverty in the United States. We argue that the official poverty counts in the United States are compromised by unrealistically high costs of children and by unrealistically high economies of scale. We provide a discussion of how economies of scale and child costs can be estimated from the data, using identifying assumptions that label private goods and adult goods, and we make calculations based on the 1990 Consumer Expenditure Survey. We obtain plausible estimates of child costs, together with a number of interesting but hard-to-explain anomalies when we try to estimate economies of scale
Mortality, income, and income inequality over time in Britain and the United States by Angus Deaton( Book )
13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
We investigate age-specific mortality in Britain and the United States since 1950. Neither trends in income nor in income inequality provide plausible explanations. Britain and the US had different patterns of income growth but similar patterns of mortality decline. Patterns of income inequality were similar in both countries, but adult and elderly mortality rates declined most rapidly during the period when inequality increased. Changes in the rate of mortality decline in the US led changes in Britain by about four years, most notably for infant and older adult mortality where there have been significant technical improvements in treatment. British mortality is lower, but the schedules cross at around age 65. This pattern was established before Medicare, and most likely comes from rationing by age in Britain. Merged income, income inequality, and mortality data on an age/year (or cohort/year) basis show no evidence that income has any effect on mortality in Britain. Education is protective, but less so than in the US. Understanding the effect of income on mortality presents many puzzles, between countries, and between analyses at different levels of aggregation. Our results suggest an important role for medical technology in determining the rate of mortality decline since 1950
Mortality, inequality and race in American cities and states by Angus Deaton( Book )
15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
A number of studies have found that mortality rates are positively correlated with income inequality across the cities and states of the US. We argue that this correlation is confounded by the effects of racial composition. Across states and MSAs, the fraction of the population that is black is positively correlated with average white incomes, and negatively correlated with average black incomes. Between-group income inequality is therefore higher where the fraction black is higher, as is income inequality in general. Conditional on the fraction black, neither city nor state mortality rates are correlated with income inequality. Mortality rates are higher where the fraction black is higher, not only because of the mechanical effect of higher black mortality rates and lower black incomes, but because white mortality rates are higher in places where the fraction black is higher. This result is present within census regions, and for all age groups and both sexes (except for boys aged 1 9). It is robust to conditioning on income, education, and (in the MSA results) on state fixed effects, and cannot plausibly be attributed to variations in the local provision of health care
 
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Angus Deaton britischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler
Angus Deaton britisk økonom
Angus Deaton Brits econoom
Angus Deaton britský ekonom
Angus Deaton brittisk ekonom
Angus Deaton economista scozzese
Angus Deaton économiste écossais
Angus Deaton skót közgazdász
Angus Stewart Deaton
Deaton, A.
Deaton, A. 1945-
Deaton, A. S.
Deaton, Angus
Deaton, Angus S.
Deaton, Angus S. 1945-
Deaton, Angus Stewart.
Deaton, Angus Stewart 1945-
Diton, Ė. 1945-
Diton, Ėngus 1945-
Diton, Ėngus Stjuart 1945-
Enqus Diton
Ангус Дитон шкотско-американски микроекономист и нобеловец
Ангус Дітон
Ангъс Дийтън
Дитон, Энгус
Էնգուս Դիթոն
אנגוס דיטון
أنغوس ديتون
انقس دیتون
انگس دیتن اقتصاددان بریتانیایی
انگس ڈیٹن
एंगस डीटन
আঙ্গুশ ডিয়াটোন
ਏਂਗਸ ਡੀਟਨ
ஆங்கசு டீட்டன்
ಆಂಗಸ್ ಡೀಟನ್
ആംഗസ് ഡീറ്റൺ
ენგუს დიტონი
디턴, 앵거스 1945-
앵거스 디턴
アンガス・ディートン イギリスの経済学者
ディートン, アンガス
安格斯·迪顿
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English (353)
Spanish (14)
Chinese (8)
French (6)
Italian (4)
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