Tributes to Michael Lipton

April 2023
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The author of the seminal 2009 book on Land Reform in Developing Countries – Property Rights and Property Wrongs, IDS Emeritus Fellow Michael Lipton, passed away in early 2023 and the link here includes a wide range of tributes to him and his work. Michael Lipton was a scholar of rural development and poverty from the 1970s onwards, writing early articles and chapters on land reform before land rights was the major subject it is today.