E o Nobel de Economia 2015 vai para…
… Angus Deaton, por sua análise em consumo, pobreza e bem-estar. Grande vitória também de Economia da Saúde! Deaton, convém lembrar, vinha em primeiro no ranking de Health Economics do RePEc.
“Working with the World Bank, Deaton has played a huge role in expanding data in developing countries. When you read that world poverty has fallen below 10% for the first time ever and you want to know how we know— the answer is Deaton’s work on household surveys, data collection and welfare measurement”. — Alex Tabarrok.
“I took my first econometrics course with Deaton. Learned more there than in all others combined”. — Dani Rodrik.
“A brilliant selection. ‘Understanding what economic progress really means’ I would describe as his core contribution, and analyzing development from the starting point of consumption rather than income is part of his vision. That includes looking at calories, life expectancy, health, and education as part of living standards in a fundamental way.” — Tyler Cowen.