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Professor Sir Angus Deaton

Professor Sir Angus Deaton

Hunter Lecture Series, AS300, AS300week
Date: Thursday 08 June 2023
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: Bute Hall
Category: Public lectures, Alumni events
Speaker: Professor Sir Angus Deaton

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Professor Sir Angus Deaton won the Nobel prize in Economic Science in 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.

He is a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. As a citizen of both Britain and America, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

His recent book with Professor Anne Case - Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism- explores how flaws in our economic system can have devastating implications for people's lives and livelihoods.

About the Hunter Foundation Lecture Series

The Hunter Foundation Lecture Series form part of the University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Tercentenary celebrations which mark the 300th anniversary of one of our most famous alumni, whose pioneering work has had a lasting impact on the way the world considers economics, politics and society.

Sir Tom Hunter, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of the Hunter Foundation has noted:

"As the founding father of modern economics, it's important we celebrate Smith’s role in the Enlightenment and learn from his legacy. It is our hope in supporting the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith 300 lecture series, that we as a nation reassess business creation and its role in supporting the public services we all rely upon. Without the economic growth business delivers, those services, as we are already seeing, diminish and those least well off in our society suffer the most."

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Please note that this lecture will be filmed.

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