Tony Atkinson

Former Centennial Professor at London School Of Economics And Political Science, Fellow at Nuffield College

Sir Tony Atkinson was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford until his death in January 2017. He was previously Warden of Nuffield College. He was Fellow of the British Academy, and had been President of the Royal Economic Society, of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association and of the International Economic Association. He was an Honorary Member of the American Economic Association, and served on the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, the Pension Law Review Committee, and the Commission on Social Justice. He was a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique, advising the French Prime Minister, and was a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. He was author of Unequal Shares, The Economics of Inequality, Lectures on Public Economics (with J.E. Stiglitz), Poverty and Social Security, Public Economics in Action, Incomes and the Welfare State, Poverty in Europe, The Economic Consequences of Rolling Back the Welfare State, and Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion (with B Cantillon, E Marlier and B Nolan), The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries and Public Economics in an Age of Austerity. He published articles in, among other scientific journals, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Economic Journal, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. He was the editor of the Journal of Public Economics for 25 years.