Some additional Angus Deaton discussions of interest

  1. Tim Ogden interviewed Angus Deaton for his forthcoming book, Experimental Conversations, and has published the full text online.
  2. Tim Taylor on the Nobel:

Every year I feel a little defensive when trying to explain the intellectual contributions of the winner of the Nobel prize in economics. Non-economists want to know: “What big discovery did he make or what big question did he solve?” But professional economists are are more interested in questions like: “In what ways did he develop the theory and the empirical evidence to increase our understanding of economic behavior and the economy?”

4 thoughts on “Some additional Angus Deaton discussions of interest

  1. I like to say that economics is about telling apart which obviously true statements are true from which obviously true statements are false. If you only observe the former, economics does not look impressive (hence the Nobel prize sniggers).