Distinguished Speaker Series: Sir Angus Deaton

American Exceptionalism—The Erosion of US Working Class Life
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Hosted by: Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group

Sir Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize winning economist and co-author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, joins us for our February Distinguished Speaker Series webinar to discuss his book, address the challenges threatening large parts of middle America, and offer solutions that can alter the current system to one that may work for all. 

Deaton has spent a lifetime researching economic poverty, inequality, health, and development. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare and in 2016 he was Knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to research in economics and international affairs. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism features the latest research from Deaton and fellow Princeton economist Anne Case, who is also his wife. The book has received critical acclaim being included on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.

Deaton and Case’s research revealed that a large part of the American working class is experiencing decreasing life expectancy. Furthermore, this decrease seems to be a distinctively American as similar phenomena are not observed in other nations. Join us to hear Deaton explore the causes behind these “deaths of despair”, consider the role of education, and contemplate how this growing inequality might shape the future of capitalism.

This event will begin with a presentation from Deaton and then we will take questions from attendees. If you would like to purchase a copy of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, please visit the links below.

Paperback (Preorder): https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691217079/deaths-of-despair-and-the-future-of-capitalism
Hardback (Available Immediately): https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691190785/deaths-of-despair-and-the-future-of-capitalism


Members - FREE 
Nonmembers - $20
(Member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Registration: Online 
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Registration closes at 5:00 PM on February 22, 2021.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST: Program
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Speaker Bio:

Sir Angus Deaton is Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and Presidential Professor of Economics at USC. He is the author of The Great Escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality and, with Anne Case, Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism. His interests span domestic and international issues and include health, happiness, development, poverty, inequality, and how to best collect and interpret evidence for policy. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a past President of the American Economic Association. His BA, MA, and PhD are from Cambridge University, and he holds several honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and the US. In 2015, he received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was made a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List in 2016.


*Special Notes Regarding Fees
This event is complimentary for members only.  Credit card required to guarantee all nonmember reservations. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Registration online is required and closes at 5:00 PM on February 22, 2021. Cancellations for refunds accepted until 5:00 PM, February 19, 2021.

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Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. Please call the CFA Society Chicago office at 312-251-1301 to register. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.
2/23/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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