Anthony AtkinsonMeasuring Poverty around the World


The persistence of poverty - in rich and poor countries alike - is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. But what is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe?

John Micklewright will present Professor Sir Tony Atkinson’s new book, Measuring Poverty around the World, which he and Andrea Brandolini edited after Sir Tony’s death.


The book talk will be followed by a discussion

  • Professor Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
  • Andrea Brandolini, Head, Statistical Analysis Directorate, DG Economics, Statistics and Research, Bank of Italy
  • Professor John Micklewright, Professor Emeritus, UCL
  • Professor Brian Nolan, Lead Researcher, Oxford Martin Programme on Inequality and Prosperity

There will be a drinks reception and book sale after the talk, all welcome

About the Author


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 ActionLectures on Public Economics (with Joseph E. Stiglitz) (Princeton), and The Economics of Inequality.