Anniversary Wishes: Angus Deaton and Paul Milgrom

3 December, 2021

CERGE-EI celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Angus Deaton, 2015 Nobel Prize Winner, and Paul Milgrom, 2020 Nobel Prize Winner, wish CERGE-EI another successful 30 years. 

Angus Deaton, Princeton University, Nobel Prize in Economics 2015

"Many congratulations to CERGE-EI on its 30th birthday. It was clear from the start that here was an extraordinary institution with a very bright future. It was my pleasure to serve in Prague for a few years, so I had first-hand experience of how much work was involved and how many difficulties had to be faced. But the promise, the commitment, and the persistence were always there, and it is a joy to see this important and distinguished institution celebrate its full maturity. I am sure that the next 30 years will be even better!"

Sir Angus Stewart Deaton is a British-American economist and academic at the Economics Department at Princeton University. His research focuses primarily on poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, and economic development. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his consumption, poverty, and welfare analysis.

Paul Milgrom, Stanford University, Nobel Prize in Economics 2020

"What a pleasure it is to celebrate with you today the 30th anniversary of CERGE-EI. I've been an up-close witness to some of the impressive accomplishments of the faculty and students. But I don't want to single anyone out for special praise today when it's really all of you who should be celebrated. Keep being honest with yourselves, dare yourselves to pursue new directions, work hard and keep supporting one another. I expect even greater things from you over the next 30 years."

Paul Robert Milgrom is an American economist and professor at Stanford University. Milgrom is an expert in game theory, specifically auction theory and pricing strategies. He is the winner of the 2020 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, together with Robert B. Wilson, "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats."

Read more about CERGE-EI's history, achievements, and wishes on its 30th anniversary website.