Professor Anthony Venables FBA

Spatial economics, International economics, Resource economics

Elected 2005

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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.

Current post

BP Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

Past appointments

University of Oxford BP Professor of Economics

2007 -

Department for International Development (DFID) Chief Economist

2005 - 2008

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Yu Kuo-Hwa Professor of International Economics

1992 - 2007

University of Southampton Eric Roll Professor of Economic Policy

1988 - 1992

University of Oxford

1976 - 1978


The spatial economy: cities, regions and international trade 1999

Multinationals in the World Economy (with G. Barba Navaretti) 2004

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