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A diverse community of
leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Professor Tony Venables CBE

Professor of Economics at Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

Committees: Executive Committee, Executive Team, Productivity Commission
Research Theme: Geography & place


Tony Venables has published extensively in the areas of international and spatial economics, including work on trade and competition, economic integration, multinational firms, economic geography, and regional economics. A fellow of the British Academy and the Econometric Society, he has also worked for the UK government and the World Bank.

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