Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics and Political Science & W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, has joined the panel of the Deaton Review. Launched by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on Tuesday 14 May 2019, the review is a five year study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, to explore inequalities in many dimensions; both their causes and consequences.
The panel is led by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Angus Deaton, and includes world-leading experts in sociology, epidemiology, political science, philosophy and economics. The project will also draw on contributions from dozens more experts with diverse areas of expertise and perspectives.
The review has two phases. From 2019-2020 the panel will commission studies and commentaries on a large number of key themes. Once complete, these will be brought together in a published volume, forming the core evidence of the review.
In the second phase, the panel will bring together the insights from the evidence volume to build a comprehensive and coherent narrative around the key questions that motivated the project in the first place: which inequalities matter, why do they matter, how are they related, what causes them, and what can be done about them. A particular focus will be on providing comprehensive and practical policy guidance. The findings will be published as a short book, comprising the second and final volume of the review.
Find out more about the IFS Deaton Review here.