Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Tania Burchardt

Tony was one of the most intellectually vigorous and rigorous people I have ever met. His work has had - and will continue to have - a profound influence on our understanding of inequality, conceptually and empirically; and also, crucially, on what can be done about it, as highlighted by the title of one of his recent books. At a personal level, I had the privilege briefly to share an office with Tony, and to experience first-hand his modesty, courtesy, warmth and respect for others that were all of a piece with his egalitarian principles. Such a combination of academic and personal integrity is a rare treasure indeed.

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