Professor Sir Paul Collier CBE

Professor Sir Paul Collier CBE

Africa Expert

Synopsis

Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Oxford University, Paul Collier is one of the world's leading experts on Africa and developing economies more broadly. He looks at the impact these nations are having on financial markets and policy and the pros and cons of globalisation.

Biography

Paul Collier is one of the world's leading experts on developing markets and financial opportunities within the world’s poorest countries.

Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Oxford University, Paul is currently Advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the International Monetary Fund, and advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank. He previously served as Director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, and as advisor to the British Government on economic development policy.

Hailed by the likes of Bill Clinton and George Soros, Paul is a regular contributor to publications including The New York Times, Financial Times, the Independent, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. 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 and The Plundered Planet: Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity. His most recent book, Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World, boldly confronts one of the greatest challenges of the century.

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