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Tony Atkinson and his legacy

Aaberge, Rolf and Bourguignon, François and Brandolini, Andrea and Ferreira, Francisco H. G. and Gornick, Janet C. and Hills, John and Jäntti, Markus and Jenkins, Stephen P. and Micklewright, John and Marlier, Eric and Nolan, Brian and Picketty, Thomas and Radermacher, Walter J. and Smeeding, Timothy M. and Stern, Nicholas and Stiglitz, Joseph and Sutherland, Holly (2017) Tony Atkinson and his legacy. Review of Income and Wealth, 63 (3). pp. 411-444. ISSN 0034-6586

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Tony Atkinson is universally celebrated for his outstanding contributions to the measurement and analysis of inequality, but he never saw the study of inequality as a separate branch of economics. He was an economist in the classical sense, rejecting any sub-field labelling of his interests and expertise, and he made contributions right across economics. His death on 1 January 2017 deprived the world of both an intellectual giant and a deeply committed public servant in the broadest sense of the term. This collective tribute highlights the range, depth and importance of Tony’s enormous legacy, the product of over fifty years’ work.

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Additional Information: © 2017 International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Economics
Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 10:25

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