Studies, Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities. Since 1983, with Princeton University; July 2016, retired from professorship; currently, Emeritus Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs. Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School. 2009, President, American Economic Association. Author; most recent book is The Great Escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality, which traces the improvements in health and material well-being, how progress has brought inequalities, and how those inequalities can both promote and hinder progress. Interests: poverty, inequality and well-being in the US, India and around the world.