Anne Case & Angus DeatonDeaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

2020 Alice P. Lin Memorial Lecture with Anne Case, Ph.D.

Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Lecture & Discussion: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public | CE Hours Available* | Livestream Available | Registration Required

* Notes:

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About the Event
Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row—a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year—and they’re still rising. Drawing from her new book coauthored with Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism.

About the Author

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University. Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University and Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. His books include The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality (Princeton). They live in Princeton, New Jersey.