WDI Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Nobel Laureate Discussion


The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Oct. 5 by hosting an interactive discussion with Professor Sir Angus Deaton, a Nobel Laureate whose work has helped shaped economic responses to poverty.

The event, free and open to the public, takes place from 4-5:30 p.m. at Robertson Auditorium at the Ross School of Business. Following Deaton’s talk, WDI President Paul Clyde will moderate a discussion. A light reception will follow.

Deaton is the senior scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics, and International Affairs Emeritus, at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. He researches poverty, inequality, health, well-being, and economic development.

Deaton, who received the Nobel Prize in 2015 for his research into how the consumption of goods and services plays a critical role in human welfare, has influenced economic policy around the world. In 2016, Deaton was knighted for his service in the fields of economics and international affairs.

Established at the University of Michigan in 1992, WDI is an independent, nonprofit research and educational organization focused on providing private-sector solutions in emerging markets.

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