Sir Tony Atkinson

Warden, Nuffield College, Knight, 2000
University of Oxford, Nuffield College
Professor Sir Tony Atkinson was an academic economist particularly concerned with issues of social justice and the design of public policy. He has been writing on economics since the 1960s, when his first book was on poverty in Britain and his second on the unequal distribution of wealth. Together with Joe Stiglitz he wrote Lectures in Public Economics. His late work focused on top incomes, contributing to the World Wealth and Income Database, and on monitoring rising inequality across the world.

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