Princeton splashes six figures on capitalism and rising mortality rate probe

Princeton splashes six figures on capitalism and rising mortality rate probe

Princeton University Press has signed a book on rising mortality rates and American Capitalism by Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton and economist Anne Case in a six-figure deal.

Joe Jackson, senior editor for economics and finance at Princeton University Press, acquired world rights, including audio, to Deaths of Despair and the Future of American Capitalism.

The book will expand on the authors’ work on rising morbidity and mortality rates among middle-aged Americans and “tell the story, not only of death, but of lives getting worse".

Case is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, at Princeton University, and Director of the University’s Research Program in Development Economics.

Deaton is Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus, at Princeton, and the author of The Great Escape: Wealth, Health, and the Origins of Inequality, among other titles. Deaton was awarded the 2015 Noble Prize in economics for his work on consumption, poverty, and welfare.

Deaths of Despair and the Future of American Capitalism is slated for publication in early 2020.