It is with great sadness that we report the death on January 1st 2017 of our friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson

Posted: 03/01/2017

It is with great sadness that we report the death on January 1st 2017 of our friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, CBE, FBA.

Tony moved to Oxford in 1994 when he was appointed Warden of Nuffield College. With his interests in the many facets of inequality, he was the ideal person to provide intellectual leadership for a multidisciplinary social science college. After a decade he relinquished this role and took up a Senior Research Fellowship in the Department of Economics so that he could concentrate on his research. In recent years, this research has focussed on intertemporal changes in inequality, with a particular emphasis on changes at the top of the income distribution, and on creating a database of income distributions across many countries. Internationally recognised as a leading scholar of poverty and inequality, he very recently, he completed a report for the World Bank on Monitoring Global Poverty.

An inspiring and generous colleague and teacher, Tony will be sorely missed across the University of Oxford and the economics profession more widely.

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