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Tony Atkinson and his legacy

Rolf Aaberge (), François Bourguignon, Andrea Brandolini (), Francisco Ferreira (), Janet C. Gornick (), John Hills (), Markus Jantti, Stephen Jenkins (), Eric Marlier (), John Micklewright (), Brian Nolan (), Thomas Piketty (), Walter J. Radermacher (), Timothy M. Smeeding (), Nicholas H. Stern (), Joseph Stiglitz and Holly Sutherland
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Janet C. Gornick: LIS and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
John Hills: London School of Economics
Eric Marlier: Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
Walter J. Radermacher: Former Director General of Eurostat
Timothy M. Smeeding: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nicholas H. Stern: London School of Economics

No 1138, Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) from Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Anthony B. Atkinson; inequality; poverty; public economics; economic theory; economic policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A1 B32 D3 D6 H00 I3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his, nep-hpe, nep-ltv and nep-pke
Date: 2017-09
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