Paul Collier

Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Oxford University and world leading expert on developing markets

Paul Collier Economist

Paul is one of the world's leading experts on developing markets and financial opportunities within the poorest countries.  Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Oxford University, Collier is currently Advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the International Monetary Fund, advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank, where he previously served as Director of the Development Research Group, and advisor to the British Government on economic development policy.

Collier regularly writes columns and commentary for such publications as the Independent, New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. His new book, Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World, boldly confronts one of the greatest challenges of the century. His bestselling book, The Bottom Billion has been compared to Jeffrey Sachs's The End of Poverty in its scope and impact. He is also the author of Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places andThe Plundered Planet: Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity.

Selected by Foreign Policy as #29 on the List of the World's Top 100 Global Thinkers.

 

Topics:

* Beyond the BRICS: Making sense of the risks and opportunities in Frontier Markets.

* The European Debt Crisis: Reversal of Fortune(s)?

* Natural Resource Extraction: How can it be made the impetus for development?

* The World Turned Upside-Down: How will the reversal of economic fortunes between the developed and developing worlds play out?

"Paul Collier is a brilliant mind with a keen understanding of the modern world's obstacles to progress." President Bill Clinton

"Paul Collier is a brilliant mind with a keen understanding of the modern world's obstacles to progress. In The Plundered Planet, Collier tackles some of the most difficult questions of our time, and offers an insightful framework for effectively managing our world's natural resources. Collier's book is an important meditation on how we can build a world that is more equal, more sustainable, and more prosperous for all humankind." --President Bill Clinton

"In this path-breaking book, Paul Collier develops one of the most fascinating subjects he touched on in The Bottom Billion -- the resource curse. It will be of great interest to all those who are concerned about the future of our civilization." --George Soros

 

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