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The Great Escape

Health, Wealth and the Origin of Inequality

By Angus Deaton
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The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origin of Inequality by Angus Deaton

The Great Escape (2013) clearly explains that humanity is doing better than ever before. But not everyone has benefited from the technological and political developments that have made our prosperity possible. By examining both historical and modern inequality, this book offers solid advice on how to close the gap.

  • Anyone interested in global inequality
  • Anyone interested in economics and health

Angus Deaton, a professor at both Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is also the author of The Analysis of Household Surveys and Economics and Consumer Behaviour.

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