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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