Passing of Professor Sir Tony Atkinson

The start of 2017 has brought a very sad news as we learn of the passing of Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, one of Britain’s best economists and social policy analysts.

Professor Atkinson’s life-long academic focus has been on the causes and consequences of income and wealth inequality and then in shaping practical policy ideas and strategies to promote more inclusive economic growth. He truly has been a giant in helping analyse and assess how society is performing.

Also, Tony edited a World Bank report on global poverty (to be released in 2017) which is a highly recommended reading for all those interested in the first goal of the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals – the eradication by 2030 of extreme poverty for all people everywhere.

The 15 Proposals from Tony Atkinson’s ‘Inequality – What can be done?

Passing of Professor Sir Tony Atkinson