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Sir Anthony Barnes "Tony" Atkinson, FBA CBE (4 September 1944), is a British economist and has been a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford since 2005 and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. [1 ]
Atkinson served as Warden of Nuffield College from 1994 to 2005. Before that he held positions at the
University of Cambridge, University College London, the London School of Economics, the University of Essex and the University of Oxford.
Membership and honours [ edit ]
He was elected a Fellow of the
British Academy in 1984, a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1974, Honorary Member of the American Economic Association in 1985 and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994. He was President of the [2 ] Econometric Society in 1988. He was knighted in 2000 and made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2001. He was the first person to be honoured with the A.SK Social Science Award by the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in 2007. [3 ]
Atkinson's work is predominantly on
income distributions. There is an inequality measure named after him: the Atkinson index. [4 ]
Schools and Colleges [ edit ]
Cranbrook School. [5 ]
He graduated from
Cambridge University in 1966 with a first-class degree. The only other people who got a first-class degree in economics at the same time were Vince Cable and Geoff Hurd.
Selected bibliography [ edit ]
Atkinson, Anthony B; Harrison, Allan J (1978). Distribution of personal wealth in Britain. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521217354.
Atkinson, Anthony B (1983). The economics of inequality. Oxford Oxfordshire New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198772088.
Atkinson, Anthony B (1995). Incomes and the welfare state: essays on Britain and Europe. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521557962.
Atkinson, A. B. (1999). The economic consequences of rolling back the welfare state. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262011716.
Atkinson, Anthony B (2008). The changing distribution of earnings in OECD countries. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199532438.
Atkinson, Anthony B (2014). Public economics in an age of austerity. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138018150.
Chapter in books [ edit ]
Atkinson, Anthony B (2002), "Globalization and the European welfare state at the opening and the closing of the twentieth century", in Kierzkowski, Henryk, Europe and globalization, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 249–273, ISBN 9780333998397
Atkinson, Anthony B (2008), "Concentration among the rich", in Davies, James B, Personal wealth from a global perspective, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 64–89, ISBN 9780199548897
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