Tony Atkinson

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Tony Atkinson

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Tony Atkinson at the Festival of Economics in Trento, May 2015
Anthony Barnes Atkinson

(1944-09-04)4 September 1944
Caerleon, Wales
Died1 January 2017(2017-01-01) (aged 72)
Oxford, England
Spouse(s)Judith Mandeville
InstitutionNuffield College, Oxford
London School of Economics
FieldEconomics of income distribution, poverty, micro-economics
School or
Neo-Keynesian economics
Alma materCambridge University
John Micklewright
InfluencesJames Meade
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Sir Anthony Barnes "Tony" Atkinson,[1] (4 September 1944 – 1 January 2017)[2] was a British economist. He was the Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.[3] A student of James Meade, Atkinson virtually single-handedly established the modern British field of inequality and poverty studies. He worked on inequality and poverty for over four decades.[4]

Atkinson died on 1 January 2017 from multiple myeloma in Oxford, England, aged 72.[5][6]

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  1. "Atkinson, A. B. (Anthony Barnes), 1944–". Library of Congress. Retrieved 17 July 2014. CIP t.p. (A.B. Atkinson, London School of Economics) data sheet (b. 09-04-44)
  2. RIP Sir Tony Atkinson
  3. "Tony Atkinson – Biography". Tony Atkinson – personal website. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  4. "Mind the Gap: Anthony Atkinson, the godfather of inequality research, on a growing problem", The Economist, 6 June 2015, retrieved 7 June 2015
  5. Giles, Chris; O'Connor, Sarah. "Sir Tony Atkinson, economist and campaigner, 1944-2017". Financial Times. Nomura. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  6. "Anthony Atkinson: The economist who battled against inequality has died". 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-02.