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Anthony B. Atkinson (1944-)

Jenkins, Stephen P. (2017) Anthony B. Atkinson (1944-). In: Cord, Robert, (ed.) The Palgrave Companion to Cambridge Economics. Palgrave Macmillan UK, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781137412324

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Identification Number: 10.1057/978-1-137-41233-1_52

Abstract

This article highlights Tony Atkinson’s fundamental and original contributions to economics in general, and to public economics and the analysis of economic inequality in particular, as well as his original and innovative empirical analysis of economic inequalities, and of their relationship to economic institutions such as the welfare state. Tony’s work has brought the analysis of distributional issues back to a central position in economics. It is no overstatement to say that the modern analysis of economic inequality started with his 1970 Journal of Economic Theory paper. Tony’s approach to economics distinctively integrates theory and data, and a keen appreciation of history and policy.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.palgrave.com/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
JEL classification: A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A11 - Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B20 - General
B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology > B3 - History of Thought: Individuals > B31 - Individuals
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 12:03
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 06:28
Projects: ES/L0009153
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, Institute for Social and Economic Research
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68762

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