Health Inequality network member Angus Deaton has been awarded a knighthood as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Deaton joined the Order of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor "for his services to research in economics and international affairs."

Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. Sir Angus won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on consumption, poverty, and welfare. His current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, and the measurement of poverty in India and in other areas around the world.

“I am delighted that the British government has continued its excellent tradition of knighting its Nobel Laureates,” Deaton said in a press release. “It is a wonderful tribute to scholarship, and much more fun than having to find a horse, a suit of armor and a lance, so to ride into battle for the Queen.”

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list was released on June 10, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s official 90th birthday. It recognizes "the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people right across the United Kingdom." You can see the full Birthday Honours list here.