Name Anthony Venables
|Full Name Anthony James Venables|
Born 25 April 1953 (age 62) (1953-04-25)
Institution University of Oxford, International Growth Centre
Field International Economics, Spacial Economics
Alma mater University of Cambridge University of Oxford
Books Economic Geography and International Inequality
Education Clare College, Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge
Similar People Masahisa Fujita, Ravi Kanbur, Paul Krugman, Nicholas Crafts
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Anthony James Venables, CBE, (born 25 April 25, 1953), 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).
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.