Tony Atkinson, Honorary Fellow and former Warden (1994-2005) wins the 2016 Dan David Prize for Combatting Poverty, and the PROSE Award 2016
The international Dan David Prize, headquartered at Tel Aviv University, annually awards three prizes for outstanding achievements in the three time dimensions – Past, Present and Future. The Dan David Prize is named after international businessman and philanthropist the late Dan David. The prestigious Prize stands at the forefront of the world’s topmost academic prizes. Tony Atkinson has won the 2016 Dan David Prize for the Present Time Dimension in the field of Combatting Poverty, together with Professor Francois Bourguignon of the Paris School of Economics and Professor James J. Heckman of the University of Chicago. Professor Atkinson has also won the 'Economics' PROSE Award for his book'Inequality: What Can Be Done?'. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in 54 categories.