Sir Anthony Barnes “Tony” Atkinson, FBA is a British economist and has been a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford since 2005. He served as Warden of Nuffield College from 1994 to 2005. Before that he held positions at the University of Cambridge, University College London, the London School of Economics, the University of Essex and the University of Oxford. His work is predominantly on income distributions. There is an inequality measure named after him: the Atkinson index. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1984, a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1974, Honorary Member of the American Economic Association in 1985 and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994. He was President of the Econometric Society in 1988. He was knighted in 2000 and made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2001. (wikipedia).
The Atkinson index, (also known as the Atkinson measure) is a measure of economic income inequality developed by Anthony Barnes Atkinson. The distinguishing feature of the Atkinson index is its ability to gauge movements in different segments of the income distribution.
Sir Anthony Barnes “Tony” Atkinson – England
Tony Atkinson teaching at LUISS University Rome for the Master in European Studies in the year 2008/2009: (Elective Course: European Welfare and Labour Economics) … He has edited for many years the Journal of Public Economics, he is member of the Research Council of the European University Institute in Florence and of Section 37 of the Comité National du CNRS in France, as well as chairman of the Foundation for International Studies in Social Security. He has been member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique, advising the French Prime Minister from 1997 until 2001. His latest publications, out of a long list, deal with problems of economic inequality and social distribution of income in the European Union, as well as social security and public finance (full text).
His books (inclusive Google download-books):
- The changing distribution of earnings in OECD countries, 2008;
- Social Justice and Public Policy, 1983, 444 pages;
- Poverty in Europe, 1998, 183 pages;
- Unequal shares, wealth in Britain, 1972, 279 pages;
- Incomes and the Welfare State, 1995 368 pages;
- Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Distribution of Income, 1992, 448 pages;
- New Sources of Development Finance, 2005, 251 pages.
Find him and his publications on Joyner Library Catalogue; on Nation Master Encyclopedia; on alibris; on NLA Catalogue; on amazon; on ECON papers; on IDEAS; on Google Book-search; on Google Scholar-search.
Sorry, professor Atkinson’s TV-debate shows an economist who is concerned by economic justice and human development, and with a good logic for economic managment, but beside the Google download-books there seems none of his written texts being available on the normal internet.
links: Public Economics, 1994, 558 pages.