Anne Case to present Keynote Lecture on March 26
Professor Anne Case of Princeton University will present a Keynote Lecture in Economics on March 26, 2018 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Academic Building, Room 1180. The title of the talk is "Economic Causes and Consequences of Deaths of Despair".
Social and Behavioral Sciences 2018 Dean's Distinguished Lectureship, Keynote in Economics
Economic Causes and Consequences of Deaths of Despair
Anne C. Case
Alexander Steward 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus Princeton University
March 26, 2018
4:30 to 6:00 pm, Academic Building, Room 1180
What's the talk about?
Anne Case has published ground breaking research on the mortality rates of different groups of Americans. She finds that while mortality rates have continued to fall among all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., middle-aged non-Hispanic whites with a high school degree or less have experienced increased midlife mortality since the late 1990s. This is due to both rises in “deaths of despair” --- deaths by drugs, alcohol and suicide --- and a slowdown in progress against mortality from the two biggest killers in middle age, heart disease and cancer. Professor Case’s research, which she will discuss in her lecture, seeks to understand this turn of events.
The entire Rutgers community! Professor Case will structure her lecture to be accessible to students of all majors.
This is an important topic --- don't miss it!!!