Paul Collier

Paul Collier is the Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies and Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. His main research interests are macroeconomics, microeconomics and political economy in Africa. He headed a Development Research group at the World Bank between 1998 and 2003 and served as a senior advisor to Blair’s Commission on Africa. His recent book, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can be Done about it, concerns poverty in the developing world.

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