Inequality was the hot button issue at the triennial meeting of the world's top economists.
North's work and life should be celebrated as it continues to inspire studies of economic history.
An Angus Deaton school of economics marries data collection with theory to find solutions to real-world problems.
The Nobel Prize winning mathematician made lasting contributions in the fields of game theory and topology. Famously portrayed by Russell Crowe in the movie A Beautiful Mind, he died May 23 at age 86.