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Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Original Thinking Lecture - Tony Venables

This event will be hosted by Tony Venables, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester, and Research Director of The Productivity Institute, who will explore 'Why some places are more prosperous'.

Event Time
22 Jun 17:00 - 22 Jun 18:00
Event Location
Alliance Manchester Business School (online also available)
Event Type

Our Original Thinking Lecture series showcases some of the world-leading research from colleagues at Alliance MBS.

This series of Original Thinking Lectures celebrate our new and newly promoted Professors at AMBS. The events give our academics the opportunity to deliver an inaugural lecture as an AMBS Professor whilst sharing their expertise and research with colleagues, students and the wider business community.

This event will be hosted by Tony Venables CBE, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester, and Research Director of The Productivity Institute.

Why some places are more prosperous

Why are regional disparities so persistent? Why do adjustment mechanisms fail, and what should policy do (and not do)? This lecture will review answers to these questions and offer insights based on a new measure of the structure of the UK’s local economies.

Tony Venables

​Tony is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. Former positions include Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development, professor at Oxford University and 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.

The event will be facilitated by Professor Dr Bart van Ark, Professor of Productivity Studies & Director of the Productivity Institute at Alliance MBS.