Angus Deaton

The Great Escape, Angus Deaton’s big new book: Brilliant on inequality and politics, but wrong on aid

Duncan Green - March 4, 2014

Ricardo Fuentes (@rivefuentes) reviews The Great Escape, Angus Deaton’s big (and controversial) new book on development. A long time ago, while finishing my college degree at CIDE in Mexico, I started working with the different editions of the Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey. I was assisting my then boss and mentor, Alejandro Villagomez, in a project studying consumption and savings in poor households in …

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