Welcoming Words by Sir Tony Atkinson (1944-2017)
"I am very pleased to hear about the INET Young Scholars Plenary and the success of the Inequality Working Group. It is excellent that the Group has attracted so many young researchers from around the world. When I started working on inequality and poverty in the mid-1960s, one could probably have accommodated in one small room all the economists actively engaged on researching the topic. That today there is so much interest is heartening, and I hope that the interest leads in turn to serious attempts to tackle this urgent problem of social justice."