Letters from America

Angus Deaton's Letter from America appears every six months in the Royal Economic Society's Newsletter. For more information, please visit the Royal Economic Society website.

Last letter, April 2021
How many crises does it take? October 2020
In time of plague, April 2020
Meritocracy rules, October 2019
Minimum wage redux, April 2019
Trying to keep cheerful, October 2018
On blood and immigrants and intellectuals, April 2018
Counting our losses, October 2017
'Madmen in authority' and health care reform, April 2017
On becoming superannuated, October 2016
Letter from America - a special edition from Stockholm and Washington, April 2016
Horse, a hippo, and middle-aged angst, October 2015
Adverse selection emerges from the weeds, April 2015
It's a big country, and how to measure it, October 2014
America wakes up to inequality (again), April 2014
The NIH; the Supremes and the Economists, October 2013
A Harvard graduate student is playing dice with your future, April 2013
Your wolf is interfering with my I-value!, October 2012
Weathering the Storm, April 2012
Shutting up shop, at least for now?, October 2011
The unequal benefits of teaching, April 2011
Dispatches from the gloom: or the moon over Texas, October 2010
'Dear Sister...' from the AEA to the RES, April 2010
Reforming US Health care, October 2009
Bankrupt!, April 2009
Price indexes and the history and geography of the world, October 2008
The passions, the politics ... and the data, April 2008
On transatlantic vices, or Stern in America, October 2007
Random Walks By Young Economists, April 2007
Comment on American Shortcomings by Tim Hartford, January 2007
American shortcomings, October 2006
Trying to be a Good Hip Op Consumer, April 2006
A president and a prophet: changing minds, or not, October 2005
Enron, Economists, and the American Academy, April 2005
Unequal Treatment, Unequal Incomes, and Race, October 2004
Race, Selectivity and Privilege in American Colleges and Universities, April 2004
Tax Cuts, Income Distribution, and Fairness in the U.S., October 2003
Red Ink and Redistribution, April 2003
International Development and the Bush Administration, October 2002
Inequality in America, April 2002
Star Wars and the Wrinklies, October 2001
News for Parrots, April 2001
Crime, Punishment and Tobacco, October 2000
Is Economics Good for Health? Or Health for Economics?, April 2000
Economists, Abortion, Alabama Power and Light, Mickey Mouse, and the FOIA, October 1999
Race and the American Academy, April 1999
Economists without Borders, October 1998
On Shoven and Wise and Tax Reform, April 1998
Getting Prices Right, October 1997
On Social Security Reform, April 1997
The Minimum Wage, October 1996