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Anthony Venables.

Anthony Venables

Visiting Professor


Professor Tony Venables is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at Oxford, where he was previously BP Professor of Economics. From January 2021 onwards he holds the position of Research Director, The Productivity Institute, University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. Former positions include Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development, professor at the London School of Economics, research manager of the trade research group in the World Bank, and advisor to the UK Treasury.

Current areas of research include:

  • International economics
  • Spatial economics
  • Development economics
  • Resource economics