August 2022

The Great Divide: Education, Despair, and Death  (Annual Reviews, 2022)

April 2022

"A lot of people feel they are not in control of their lives anymore" - Angus Deaton in conversation with Chris Marshall of Holyrood, Scotland's political and public affairs magazine.

Deaths of Despair -Even before the pandemic, so-called “deaths of despair” — from suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol-related liver disease — were on the rise among white people without a college degree. Anne Case in discussion with Kate Archer Kent (Wisconsin Public Radio, April 2022)  

March 2022

The Great Divide: Education, Despair, and Death - Anne Case and Angus Deaton present their research at the Cary Lecture Series (YouTube, Lexington, MA)

January 2022

Deaths of Despair Chronicles Social and Economic Forces Leading to Working Class Decline - Angus Deaton in conversation with Robin Johnson of Heartland Politics (Public Radio Podcast)

December 2021

Angus Deaton speaks with Justin Kempf of Democracy Paradox on Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (podcast) and a review of The Tragedy of Deaths of Despair also on Democracy Paradox.

November 2021

CTI Leading Thinkers Live - Anne Case and Angus Deaton discuss their book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, on the health care and economic crises in America, joined in conversation by organizing leader Michael Gecan, who works with civic, medical, and faith leaders in communities devastated by such deaths of despair. (Center for Theological Inquiry, video)

Mortality and the Economy - Anne Case and Angus Deaton discuss the findings of their new study, which shows how Covid has affected mortality rates for people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and also for people without college degrees versus people with college degrees (The New Bazaar podcast)

Why are Blue-Collar Americans Dying from Despair? An interview with Justin Fox, Bloomberg News

October 2021

Covid-19 maintains previous mortality disparities - Anne Case and Angus Deaton discusses mortality rates by college degree before and during covid-19 (National Bureau of Economic Research, YouTube)

September 2021

"American Inequality: The deaths of despair" with Professor Sir Angus Deaton (Foley Institute, Washington State University, YouTube)

August 2021

Is American Capitalism killing America?  Angus Deaton speaks with Economist Edward Brown, Founder of the popular political economy blog The Demand Side (apple podcast)

Professor Sir Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate, delivered the second Adam Smith lecture entitled  'Technology, Inequality and Social Esteem'. In this high-calibre lecture series the world’s best economic thinkers, practitioners and Nobel Laureates return to the birthplace of modern economics to deliver original keynote lectures of global relevance. (Panmure House)

March 2021

Dying from despair in the USA- Anne Case discusses "deaths of despair" (Princeton University Press Ideas Podcast)

A New Vision for Capitalism with Anne Case and Angus Deaton. Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans die as a result of drug abuse, alcoholism or suicide – and the numbers are rising. This has contributed to a fall in life expectancy in the past three years, reversing a trend towards increased life expectancy that began in 1918. The debate was chaired by Francine Lacqua television anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television. (Intelligence Squared, podcast)

January 2021

Deaths of Despair: A Tale of Two Countries - Angus Deaton speaks with Dr. Jennifer Dixon for The Health Foundation podcast (UK)

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism - Angus Deaton is interviewed by Joel Noel Walker for the Jolly Swagman podcast

December 2020

“There’s Something Clearly Wrong With Our Corporate System, in Which Pharmaceutical Companies Are Allowed to Kill People for Money”. Angus Deaton speaks with Asher Schechter, ProMarket (Stigler Center, University of Chicago, December 2020)

November 2020

Rationally Speaking with Julia Galef - Economist and Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton discusses the rise in “deaths of despair” in the U.S. – deaths from drugs, alcohol or suicide. What's causing it, and how do we know? Also, Julia and Angus debate whether effective altruism can help the poor. (Podcast, November 2020)

Anne Case and Angus Deaton discuss "Deaths of Despair" with Fundación Rafael del Pino (YouTube, English version, November 2020)

October 2020

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism - London School of Economics Online Event (YouTube)

Can Covid reduce global inequalities? Sir Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, who is currently leading the IFS Deaton Review into Inequalities, joins CoronaNomics to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on global inequality.  Presented by Ben Chu (Economics Editor of The Independent) with Lizzy Burden (Economics Reporter of Daily Telegraph) October 2020

Anne Case and Angus Deaton talks with Dr. Céline Gounder  in "Thinking Forward Public Health", part of the Princeton University event Forward Fest, a virtual public conversation series that aims to spark dialogue across the global Princeton community — to engage with and explore big ideas and their infinite possibilities for shaping the future (YouTube Video- conversation starts at 33.30, October 2020)

MIT Center for International Studies, Starr Forum -From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class. Today’s pandemic has further exacerbated these deaths of despair as those without a college degree are less likely to be able to continue their work remotely, and those who are able to continue to work typically fill essential jobs that put them at great risk of COVID-19 infection. (YouTube Video, Oct 2020)

September 2020

Is America Coming Apart?(link is external) A discussion with Angus Deaton at the 2020 Festival Economia, Trento (Video, September 2020)

Anne Case discusses Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism at the 2020 Festival Economia, Trento (Video, September 2020)

July 2020

The Cost of "Deaths of Despair"Nobel Prize winning economist Sir Angus Deaton talks about his new work on 'deaths of despair' - those attributed to suicide, drug and alcohol abuse (BBC HARDtalk with Stephen Sackur, July 2020)

Divided by Degrees: Angus Deaton on how More Americans Without B.A.’s are Dying of Despair (Bruce Edwards, International Monetary Fund podcast, July 2020)

June 2020

The World after Coronavirus: The Future of Despair- Angus Deaton speaks with Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, about the challenges and opportunities we will face in our post-coronavirus future. (June 2020)

Anne Case and Angus Deaton talk with Christopher Lydon of Open Source on "Deaths of Despair" (Radio Open Source, June 2020)

Pandemics and Inequalities- Pre-existing inequalities are shaping the course of the pandemic just as the pandemic is creating new inequalities and changing old ones. Angus Deaton participates in the Lindau-Nobel Online Science Days (June 2020)

Angus Deaton discusses "The Covid Tonic"(link is external) with  Marian L. Tupy of HumanProgress (YouTube video, June 2020)

How economic inequality puts working class lives at risk - Authors of the book 'Deaths of Despair' Anne Case and Angus Deaton address the erosion of the U.S. working-class through suicide, substance abuse, and a lack of community (YouTube interview with The Hill, June 2020)

May 2020

Brookings Institute Webinar: Reopening the coronavirus-closed economy — Principles and tradeoffs.  (Angus Deaton's participation begins 30 minutes into the webinar and then again at 74 minutes as part of a panel discussion, May 2020) 

American Enterprise Institute's podcast series "What the Hell is Going On" - There were 158,000 “deaths of despair” in the US in 2018. Think of it as three fully loaded Boeing 737 MAX jets falling out of the sky every day for a year. In their new book, “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism,” Anne Case and Angus Deaton talk about the other epidemic decimating American communities, now exacerbated by the coronavirus. (Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen, May 2020)

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism and how inequities in our economic system are leading to lost lives.(Radio Times, WHYY, May 2020)

Anne Case and Angus Deaton discuss "Deaths of Despair" with the Economic Policy Institute (YouTube, May 2020)

For many Americans, health coverage is tied to a job - and now they have neither. (Paul Solman, PBS NewsHour, May 2020)

Anne Case discusses how the coronavirus crisis reveals the inefficiency and expense of American medicine (Virtual Exposure, BBC, May 2020)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine presents a Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) public seminar: Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Video, May 2020)

Anne Case talks to Social Science Bites on "Deaths of Despair" (Social Science Space podcast, May 2020)

Anne Case and Angus Deaton discuss "Deaths of Despair" with the Economic Policy Institute (YouTube, May 2020)

April 2020

Politics and Polls: Inequality and Covid-19 discussion featuring Sir Angus Deaton (Sam Wang & Julian Zelizer, Princeton University, April 2020)

Angus Deaton talks to the BBC about pandemics and inequality (this conversation is at the start and end of the broadcast; April 2020)

Angus Deaton on what COVID-19 means for inequality and "Deaths of Despair" (Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University; April 2020)

Deaths of despair, deaths from the virus and the U.S. Healthcare system (Angus Deaton and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business; April 2020)

Inequalities and the Covid-19 Crisis - Angus Deaton webinar presented by the the Royal Economic Society (April 2020)

The stunning decline of American life expectancy with Anne Case and Angus Deaton - an interview with Adam Conover (Factually! with Adam Conover, Earwolf podcast, April 2020)

Guardian columnist Jessa Crispin interviews Anne Case about "Deaths of Despair" (Public Intellectual Podcast, April 2020)

How to fix democracy -fixing healthcare inequality, Angus Deaton argues in this interview, must be a top priority for the future of capitalism and democracy in the land of the American Dream. (Andrew Keen, Bertelsmann Foundation; video April 2020)

March 2020

Audiobook clip of "Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism" from Princeton University Press.

YouTube presentation of Susan MacTavish Best speaks with Anne Case and Angus Deaton. Wide ranging conversation includes women in economics, the healthcare system and capitalism.

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Mohamed Younis, Gallup Podcast, March 27, 2020)

Why are so many white, uneducated Americans dying Deaths of Despair? (Top of Mind with Julie Rose, BYU radio, March 25, 2020)

January 2020

Anne Case and Angus Deaton present “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism” at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting.


Anne Case and Angus Deaton present two lectures and a discussion session at Stanford University for its Tanner Lecture Series. 


Work: A Matter of Life and Death - The world of work is changing and it's become a matter of life and death. Life expectancy is declining, especially among those whose work and prospects have disappeared. Internationally acclaimed journalist Michael Goldfarb speaks with Anne Case and Angus Deaton about their research into the causes of declining life expectancy (Podcast, November 2018)

Why 'Deaths of Despair' may be a warning sign for America - Anne Case and Angus Deaton speak with Moving Upstream host Jason Bellini regarding warning signs of a crisis of American capitalism (Wall Street Journal video, February 2018 - access may be restricted)


Financial Times: Alphachat Podcast - Anne Case on Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st century (Cardiff Garcia, April 2017- access may be restricted)

The Region (a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis): Interview with Anne Case, "Princeton economist on the cost of AIDS in South Africa, 'Deaths of Despair' in the U.S. and women in economics (December 2017) 

The Washington Post: Op-Ed, co-authored with Angus Deaton, The media get the opioid crisis wrong. Here is the truth (September 2017)