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Sir Tony Atkinson, 1944-2017

  • Published Date: 04 January 2017

We regret to announce that Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, President of the Royal Economic Society from 1995 to 1998, passed away on 1st January. In a tribute to Sir Tony, Sir Nicholas Stern said ‘Tony Atkinson was an extraordinarily distinguished academic whose works changed our understanding of poverty, inequality, mobility, public policy and economic growth.’ This, and other tributes, can be read at LSE’s STICERD website (http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/atkinson/default.asp). His (1997) Presidential Address, ‘Bringing Income Distribution in from the Cold’, can be read at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0013-0133.1997.159.x/pdf.

An obituary will be published in the RES April Newsletter.

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