Anne C. Case

Director, Research Program in Development Studies
Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus
Office Phone
129 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Ph.D. Economics
Princeton University, 1988


Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies. Dr. Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She has been awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Prize in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association, for her work on the links between economic status and health status in childhood, and the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for her research on midlife morbidity and mortality. Dr. Case currently serves on the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science and the Committee on National Statistics. She is a Research Associate of the NBER, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and is an affiliate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. She also is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. PhD Princeton.

Selected Publications

Case, A., Deaton, A., & Stone, A. A. (2020). Decoding the mystery of American pain reveals a warning for the future. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(40), 24785. doi:

Case, A., & Deaton, A. (2020). Deaths of despair and the future of capitalism. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.


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Case, A., & Deaton, A. (2018). Deaths of despair redux: A response to Christopher Ruhm. NBER Working Paper 24188, 
Reply to Christoper Ruhm: Deaths of Despair Redux

Ardington, C., Bärnighausen, T., Case, A., & Menendez, A. (2017). The economic consequences of AIDS mortality in South Africa. Journal of Development Economics, 111

Case, A., & Deaton, A. (2017). Suicide, age, and wellbeing: An empirical investigation. In D. Wise (Ed.), Insights in the economics of aging (pp. 307) University of Chicago Press.
NBER Working Paper No. 21279
Book Chapter

Case, A., & Coates, T. N. (2017). Fear and despair: Consequences of inequity. In A. Plough (Ed.), Knowledge to action (). New York: Oxford University Press.
Book Chapter

Case, A., & Deaton, A. (2017). Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring

Case, A., & Coates, T. (2017). Fear and despair: Consequences of inequity. In A. L. Plough (Ed.), Knowledge to action (). New York: Oxford University Press.
Book Chapter 1

Ardington, C., Bärnighausen, T., Case, A., & Menendez, A. (2016). Social protection and labor market outcomes of youth in south africa. ILR Review Cornell University, 69(2), 455. 
J. Donatiello is working on it 8/3/17

Case A, D. A. (2016). Reply to schmid, snyder, and gelman and auerbach: Correlates of the increase in white non-hispanic midlife mortality in the 21st century.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(7), E818. 

Case, A., & Deaton, A. (2015). Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-hispanic americans in the 21st century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(49), 15078. 

Case, A., & Ardington, C. (2014). Health challenges past and future. (). Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0042
Book Chapter

Case, A., Garrib, A., Menendez, A., & Olgiati, A. (2013). Paying the piper: The high cost of funerals in South Africa. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 62(1), 1-20. doi:10.1086/671712

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2013). HIV risk and adolescent behaviors in Africa. American Economic Review, 103(3), 433-438. doi:10.1257/aer.103.3.433

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2011). The long reach of childhood health and circumstance: Evidence from the Whitehall ii study. The Economic Journal, 121(554), F183-F204. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2011.02447.x

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2011). The impact of the AIDS pandemic on health services in africa: Evidence from demographic and health surveys. Demography, 48(2), 675-697. doi:10.1007/s13524-011-0026-3
PMID 21547367

Ardington, C., & Case, A. (2010). Interactions between mental health and socioeconomic status in the South African national income dynamics study. Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 34(3), 69-84. 

Ardington, C., Case, A., Islam, M., Lam, D., Leibbrandt, M., Menendez, A., & Olgiati, A. (2010). The impact of AIDS on intergenerational support in South Africa: Evidence from the cape area panel study. Research on Aging, 32(1), 97-121. doi:10.1177/0164027509348143

Case, A. (2010). What’s past is prologue: The impact of early life health and circumstance on health in old age. (pp. 211-228) National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Book Chapter

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2010). Causes and consequences of early-life health. Demography, 47(S), S65-S85. doi:10.1353/dem.2010.0007

Ardington, C., Case, A., & Hosegood, V. (2009). Labor supply responses to large social transfers: Longitudinal evidence from South Africa. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 1(1), 22-48. doi:10.1257/app.1.1.22

Case, A., & Deaton, A. (2009). Health and well-being in Udaipur and South Africa. In Wise, & David (Eds.), Developments in the economics of aging (pp. 317). University of Chicago Prss: NBER.
Book Chapter

Case, A., & Menendez, A. (2009). Sex differences in obesity rates in poor countries: Evidence from south Africa. Economics and Human Biology, 7(3), 271-282. doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2009.07.002

Case, A., & Menendez, A. (2009). Requiescat in pace? the consequences of high priced funerals in south Africa. (). National Bureau of Economic Research. 
Book Chapter

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2009). Early life health and cognitive function in old age. The American Economic Review, 99(2), 104-109. doi:10.1257/aer.99.2.104

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2009). Making sense of the labor market height premium: Evidence from the British household panel survey. Economics Letters, 102(3), 174-176. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2008.12.011

Case, A., Lee, D., & Paxson, C. (2008). The income gradient in children's health: A comment on Currie, shields and Wheatley price. Journal of Health Economics, 27(3), 801-807. doi:10.1605/01.301-0003068601.2008

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2008). Stature and status: Height, ability, and labor market outcomes. The Journal of Political Economy, 116(3), 499-532. doi:10.1086/589524

Case, A., & Paxson, C. (2008). Height, health, and cognitive function at older ages. The American Economic Review, 98(2), 463-467. doi:10.1257/aer.98.2.463

Case, A., & Menendez, A. (2007). Does money empower the elderly? Evidence from the Agincourt demographic surveillance site, south Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 35(Supplement 69), 157-157. doi:10.1080/14034950701355445

Case, A., Paxson, C., & Vogl, T. (2007). Socioeconomic status and health in childhood: A comment on Chen, martin and Matthews, "socioeconomic status and health: Do gradients differ within childhood and adolescence?" (62:9, 2006, 2161-2170). Social Science & Medicine (1982), 64(4), 757-761. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.10.025