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Staff Biography


[Photo: Tony Atkinson] Professor Tony ATKINSON
Centennial Professor, LSE, and Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College Oxford

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Email: tony.atkinson@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
STICERD ,  32L 3.34

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Research Interests:
  • Distribution of income and wealth
  • Poverty and the welfare state
  • European social agenda
  • Global public economics
  • Welfare economics
Current Research Projects:
  • Top incomes over the long run
  • European social monitoring
  • Incomes in British colonies
  • Charitable giving for development
Selected Publications:
  • The changing distribution of earnings in OECD countries. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2008)

  • Social indicators: The EU and social inclusion. (with B Cantillon, E Marlier and B Nolan), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2002)

  • The economic consequences of rolling back the welfare state. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (1999)

  • Poverty in Europe. Oxford: Blackwell (1998)

  • Incomes and the welfare state: Essays on Britain and Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1996)

  • Public economics in action: The basic income/flat tax proposal. Oxford: Oxford University Press (1995)

  • Poverty and Social Security. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf (1989)

  • Lectures on Public Economics. (with J S Stiglitz) London: McGraw-Hill (1980)

  • The Economics of Inequality. Oxford: Clarendon Press (1975)

  • Unequal Shares: Wealth in Britain. London: Allen Lane (1972)

Honours and Titles:
  • Knight, 2000
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, 2001
  • Member, European Statistics Governance Advisory Board