Titus GalamaSenior Economist, CESR; Director, Center for Study of Inequality
Understanding the substantial health and economic inequality between groups and nations or regions.
Because of a desire to understand what causes inequality and to identify potential means of addressing it.
It was a surprise to me to learn that disparities in health are so large, and I wanted to understand why. For example, Case and Deaton (2005) show how in the United States, a 20-year-old low-income male (bottom quartile of family income), on average, reports to be in similar health as a 60-year-old high-income (top quartile) male.
What causes inequality.
The human brain
Paper and pencil to derive analytical solutions to theories of human behavior
Never stop asking questions.
The potential that early childhood interventions could have on producing healthy, wealthy and wise societies.
A physicist by training, I have a different way of analyzing economic theory. This allows me to tackle difficult economic problems in new ways.