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Professor Sir Anthony B. Atkinson, 1944-2017

Professor Sir Anthony B. Atkinson

The Faculty of Economics is deeply saddened by the death of Tony Atkinson, who passed away on 1 January 2017 at the age of 72. He began his academic career as Fellow of St. John's College, 1967-71, and returned to Cambridge in 1992 as Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of Churchill College before he became Warden of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, in 1994. Tony Atkinson pioneered the study of the economics of income distribution and the measurement of poverty and inequality. The Atkinson index is named after him. Throughout his life, he was actively engaged with policymaking and with finding solutions to alleviate poverty and inequality.


Anthony Atkinson, a British economist and expert on inequality, died on January 1st - by The Economist

Anthony B. Atkinson, Economist Who Pioneered Study of Inequality, Dies at 72 - by Sewell Chan for the New York Times

Remembering Tony Atkinson as the architect of modern public economics - by the historian of economics Beatrice Cherrier

Economist Professor Sir Tony Atkinson 'pioneered the study of inequality' - published by the University of Oxford

Tony Atkinson 1944 - 2017 - Written by several colleagues at the London School of Economics

Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, 1944 - 2017 - by the Oxford Martin School

Tony Atkinson (1944 - 2017) and the measurement of global poverty - by Francisco Ferreira and Ana Revenga for the World Bank

Tony Atkinson is the economist who had the measure of inequality - by Andrew Leigh for the Canberra Times

Passing of Anthony B. Atkinson - by Thomas Piketty

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Sir Tony Atkinson, economist and campaigner, 1944-2017 - by Chris Giles and Sarah O’Connor for the Financial Times

News Archive 2017