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Tony Atkinson

1944 - 2017

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Sir Anthony Barnes Atkinson (4 September 1944 – 1 January 2017) was a British economist, Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, and senior research fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.A student of James Meade, Atkinson virtually single-handedly established the modern British field of inequality and poverty studies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Atkinson has received more than 269,361 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Tony Atkinson is the 245th most popular economist (up from 253rd in 2019), the 2,619th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,193rd in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Economist.

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Among economists, Tony Atkinson ranks 245 out of 315Before him are Ragnar Nurkse, William Phillips, Edward Chamberlin, Georg Friedrich Knapp, Theodore Levitt, and Olivier Blanchard. After him are Leo Huberman, Kenichi Ohmae, David Card, Leszek Balcerowicz, Ellen Swallow Richards, and Wesley Clair Mitchell.

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Among people born in 1944, Tony Atkinson ranks 318Before him are František Pospíšil, Carl Bernstein, Han Myeong-sook, Patti LaBelle, Richard Belzer, and Marvin Hamlisch. After him are José Wilker, Aleksandr Serebrov, Harun Farocki, Marilù Tolo, Klaus Fichtel, and Ray Davies. Among people deceased in 2017, Tony Atkinson ranks 230Before him are Mildred Dresselhaus, Imre Földi, András Kovács, Hal Moore, Ivo Brešan, and Gisèle Casadesus. After him are Vladimir Petrov, Larry Coryell, Gregg Allman, Jeffrey Tate, Gilbert Baker, and Qian Qichen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Atkinson ranks 2,619 out of 7,765Before him are Norman Lockyer (1836), Kathleen Kenyon (1906), Ron Flowers (1934), Alan Young (1919), Edmund Leach (1910), and Mary Dyer (1611). After him are Ken McArthur (1881), Edward Granville Browne (1862), Mary Toft (1703), Ralph Erskine (1914), Frances Burney (1752), and Stephen Daldry (1960).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Tony Atkinson ranks 34Before him are Israel Kirzner (1930), John A. Hobson (1858), Harold Laski (1893), Roy Harrod (1900), Nassau William Senior (1790), and Colin Clark (1905). After him are Antony C. Sutton (1925), Maurice Dobb (1900), John Neville Keynes (1852), Beatrice Webb (1858), James Steuart (1712), and James Wilson (1805).