Nuffield College is deeply saddened to report the death of Sir Tony Atkinson, who passed away peacefully in the Churchill Hospital in Oxford on 1 January 2017. Tony Atkinson was Warden of Nuffield College between 1994 and 2005, and subsequently an Honorary Fellow. He pioneered the study of the economics of inequality: his most recent book Inequality: What Can Be Done was published by Harvard University Press in March 2015, and in February 2016 he was awarded the Dan David Prize for his work to find solutions to poverty. As Chair of the World Bank's Commission on Global Poverty, he recently completed a report on monitoring global poverty which was launched in Oxford in November 2016. A Memorial Service will be organised later in the year. Further information will be provided here in due course. Obituaries have been published in the Financial Times on 2 January 2017, in the New York Times on 3 January 2017, in the Telegraph on 5 January 2017, in the Guardian on 10 January 2017, and on the Oxford University website on 4 January 2017. An essay by Andrea Brandolini published on 27 February 2017 on VOX EU describes Professor Atkinson's contributions to the analysis and measurement of inequality.