Anthony Venables

Anthony Venables
Born Anthony James Venables
(1953-04-25) 25 April 1953
Nationality British
Institution University of Oxford, International Growth Centre
Field International Economics, Spatial Economics
Alma mater University of Cambridge
University of Oxford

Anthony James Venables, CBE, (born 25 April 25, 1953),[1] is a British economist and the BP Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford.

Venables is known as one of the pioneers of New Economic Geography. He co-authored along with Paul Krugman and Masahisa Fujita the influential book The Spatial Economy - Cities, Regions and International Trade (2001).[2]

He is the current director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre). He also serves on the Steering Group of the International Growth Centre. From 2005 to 2008, he held the position of Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development.


Venables studied economics at Clare College, Cambridge, where he obtained his B.A. in 1974. After completing his undergraduate degree, he then took up his studies at St. Antony's College, Oxford. He then became a lecturer at various universities before completing his D.Phil. in economics in 1984 from Worcester College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford.

Selected bibliography



  1. "Venables, Anthony". Library of Congress. Retrieved 27 September 2014. (Anthony Venables, Anthony James Venables, Dept. of Econ., Univ. of Southampton, b. 04-25-53)
  2. Venables, Anthony; Fujita, Masahisa (2001). The spatial economy: cities, regions and international trade. Cambridge, Mmssachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262561471.

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