Tony Atkinson

1944 - 2017

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Sir Anthony Barnes Atkinson (4 September 1944 – 1 January 2017) was a British economist, senior research fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.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 220,411 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Tony Atkinson is the 253rd most popular economist (down from 244th in 2019), the 3,196th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,902nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Economist.

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Among economists, Tony Atkinson ranks 253 out of 315. Before him are Bernard Lietaer, Fakhruddin Ahmed, José Ángel Gurría, José Luis Sampedro, Deirdre McCloskey, and Daron Acemoglu. After him are Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, Gordon Tullock, Seth Godin, Walter Block, Zbigniew Messner, and Leonid Abalkin.

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Among people born in 1944, Tony Atkinson ranks 366Before him are Al Kooper, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Denny Laine, Michael Grätzel, Miguel Ríos, and Sandra Faber. After him are Víctor Espárrago, Annette Lu, Massimiliano Fuksas, Polycarp Pengo, Pedro Barreto, and Bodil Joensen. Among people deceased in 2017, Tony Atkinson ranks 311Before him are Eugene Garfield, Derek Parfit, Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Björn Granath, Kito Lorenc, and Viktor Tsaryov. After him are Ezio Pascutti, Om Puri, Pancho Segura, Oleg Vidov, Marco Coll, and Isabella Karle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Atkinson ranks 3,196 out of 6,924. Before him are Fred Pentland (1883), Henry Litolff (1818), Richard Bentley (1662), Kate Greenaway (1846), Joanne Whalley (1961), and David Sylvian (1958). After him are Lucy Hawking (1969), Cædmon (657), Carey Mulligan (1985), Reginald Owen (1887), Mark Addy (1964), and Janet McTeer (1961).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Tony Atkinson ranks 34Before him are Oliver Hart (1948), Harriet Martineau (1802), Roy Harrod (1900), Harold Laski (1893), Maurice Dobb (1900), and Nassau William Senior (1790). After him are Beatrice Webb (1858), James Wilson (1805), Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford (1946), and Sajid Javid (1969).