Professor Tony Venables

Tony Venables is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, where he was previously BP Professor of Economics, and Research Director of The Productivity Institute. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society.

Research Interests

Tony has published extensively in the areas of international trade and spatial economics, including work on trade and imperfect competition, economic integration, multinational firms, and economic geography.


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.