About this Fellow
Tony Venables CBE is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford where he also directs the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies and a programme of research on urbanisation in developing economies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. His 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. He has published extensively in the areas of international trade, spatial economics, and natural resources, including work on trade and imperfect competition, economic integration, multinational firms, and economic geography.
- BP Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
- Chief Economist, Department for International Development (DFID), 2005 - 2008
- Eric Roll Professor of Economic Policy, University of Southampton, 1988 - 1992
- Yu Kuo-Hwa Professor of International Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1992 - 2007
- , University of Oxford, 1976 - 1978
- BP Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, 2007 - 1970
British Academy Appointments
- Member of Council, 2013 - 2016
Econometrics; judgement and decision; analysis of social policy
Economics. Networks: the formation of networks, social structure and human behaviour, networks and markets. Politics and Public Economics. Conflict.
Applied microeconomics: incentives in organisations, labour markets and economic development
The economics of innovation, organizations and growth: theory, empirics and policy implications