On behalf of the Host Committee, we are writing to offer some further information about the “Gala Dinner”, which will take place on the evening of 19 July, following the final session of the 2017 ECINEQ Conference. The dinner will be held at a restaurant near the conference venue.
The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the conference Host Committee (the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality) will co-sponsor and co-host this special dinner. The dinner will be held in honor of Sir Anthony (Tony) Atkinson, a crucial figure in inequality studies for decades, the first President of ECINEQ (2005-2007), and a friend and colleague to many who will be in attendance. Tony died, too young, on 1 January 2017.
Professor Joseph Stiglitz will open the dinner with remarks about Tony’s work and their long history of collaboration.