Christina Hull Paxson
Paxson contributed to economics and policy through her own research and by fostering the research of others. Her early research focused on intertemporal consumption smoothing and (with Angus Deaton) its implications for inequality in consumption and income. Her later contributions (with Anne Case) focused on the effects of early childhood health on future economic and health outcomes. She fostered ongoing research in health by founding Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing, and then supported research and education more broadly as the Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School and as President of Brown University.