Anthony Atkinson

Sir Anthony Barnes 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 distribution. 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.  

Content by Anthony Atkinson
  • Blog post

    Measuring growth and poverty in Tanzania

    Tanzania is not on track to meet its Millennium Development Goals target despite a growth record that – as reported – is impressive. Real GDP growth reached historically high levels between 2000-2006, yet this is set against only the slightest reduction in the poverty rate – from 35.7% in 2001 down to 33.4% in 2007. Indeed, ‘few adult Tanzanians think they are...

    7 Jan 2014 | Anthony Atkinson, Maria Ana Lugo

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Evidence on Top Incomes in Tanzania 1948-1970 (Working Paper)

    1 Feb 2011 | Anthony Atkinson

  • Project

    New look at the "growth without poverty reduction" debate

    This paper examines one aspect of the historical income distribution in Tanzania – the shares of top incomes – using information published as a result of the administration of the individual income tax. Although tax data were employed in earlier studies of developing countries, they have tended in recent years to be rejected as a source. In one sense, this is not...

    1 Sep 2009 | Anthony Atkinson