Anthony Atkinson E L’Aritmetica Politica Del XXI Secolo (Anthony Atkinson and Political Arithmetic in the XXI Century)

Moneta e Credito, Vol. 70, No. 278

19 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2018

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Marco Ranaldi

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Date Written: June 13, 2017

Abstract

Italian Abstract: Anthony Atkinson è spesso considerato il padre della moderna ricerca sulla disuguaglianza. Ha dedicato la sua carriera accademica allo sviluppo di strumenti metodologici e proposte politiche con l'obiettivo di aumentare il benessere delle persone. In questo necrologio si sostiene che il suo contributo alla disciplina economica si basa su tre temi principali e collegati fra loro: misurazione, distribuzione e benessere. Prendendo atto del contributo innovativo di Atkinson sul campo, viene tracciato un parallelo con William Petty, il fondatore dell'aritmetica politica.

English Abstract: Anthony Atkinson is often considered the father of modern inequality research. He devoted his academic career to developing methodological tools and policies proposals with the aim of increasing people’s well being. In this obituary it is argued that his contribution to the discipline of economics rests on three major and interrelated themes: measurement, distribution and welfare. Taking note of Atkinson’s innovative contribution to the field, a parallel with William Petty, the founder of political arithmetic, is drawn.

Note: Downloadable document is in Italian.

Keywords: Obituary, Anthony Atkinson, Inequality, History of Economic Thought

JEL Classification: B32, D63, H10

Suggested Citation

Ranaldi, Marco, Anthony Atkinson E L’Aritmetica Politica Del XXI Secolo (Anthony Atkinson and Political Arithmetic in the XXI Century) (June 13, 2017). Moneta e Credito, Vol. 70, No. 278. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3139667 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3139667

Marco Ranaldi (Contact Author)

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

48 Boulevard Jourdan
Paris, 75014 75014
France

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