Anthony B. Atkinson (1944 2017) was a Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. His many books include Inequality: What Can Be Done?, Public Economics in Action, Lectures on Public Economics (with Joseph E. Stiglitz) (Princeton), and The Economics of Inequality.
This is an important and much-needed book. While poverty has fallen around the world, it is still far too high. If, like Tony Atkinson, you believe we can and must do better, this is essential reading. --Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century This is a sweeping discussion of poverty, in all its dimensions and across all types of countries. If you want to know more about poverty anywhere in the world, read this book. As always, Atkinson is precise in his thinking, clear in his use of numbers, and wise in his discussion of the moral and political dimensions of poverty. It's a fitting finale to his lifework and reminds us of how much we have lost with his passing. --Rebecca Blank, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Praise for Anthony Atkinson: In many ways [Atkinson is] the father of modern inequality research. --Paul Krugman, New York Times Atkinson is a first-rate economist who long ago mastered the orthodoxy, and so is well-placed to take it to bits. --Tom Clark, The Guardian When [Atkinson] publishes a book, one should pay attention. --Marc Fleurbaey, Science