Tony Atkinson

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Sir Tony Atkinson
Born Anthony Barnes Atkinson
(1944-09-04)4 September 1944
Caerleon, Wales, U.K.
Died 1 January 2017(2017-01-01) (aged 72)
Oxford, England, U.K.
Nationality British
Fields Economics of income distribution, poverty, micro-economics
Alma mater Cambridge University
Influences James Meade
Influenced Thomas Piketty
Emmanuel Saez

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.