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Anthony B. Atkinson

Sir Anthony Barnes "Tony" Atkinson, FBA (4 September 1944), is a British economist and has been a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford since 2005 and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.


Atkinson served as Warden of Nuffield College from 1994 to 2005. Before that he held positions at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in 2007.


Atkinson's work is predominantly on income distributions. There is an inequality measure named after him: the Atkinson index.

Schools and Colleges

Atkinson attended Cranbrook School.

He graduated from Cambridge University in 1966 with a first-class degree. The only other people who got a first-class degree in economics at the same time were Vince Cable and Geoff Hurd.

See also


External links

  • Nuffield College Homepage
  • LSE Homepage
  • (video)

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