The New Yorker has a nice write-up about Deaton and his work. Here are summaries by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. The Nobel committee also has nice non-technical and technic
Deaton's work is a great example of how to apply economics in ways that help us better understand the world.
P.S. -- Christopher Blattman in Foreign Policy explains why Angus Deaton deserved the Nobel Prize in Economics.
P.P.S. -- Here is a great YouTube video of Deaton discussing his ideas: