Paul Collier

Department of Economics
Manor Road

Professor of Economics; Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies & Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College

Paul is interested in governance in low-income countries, especially the political economy of democracy, economic growth in Africa, the economics of civil war, aid, globalisation and poverty.

He is the author of “The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It”, “Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places” and “The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity With Nature”.

Paul is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University.  He took a five year Public Service leave, 1998-2003, during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank.

He is Director of Global Economic Development (INET@Oxford) and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development, both members of the Oxford Martin School.




Recent Relevant Publications: 

The Politics of Hunger: How Illusion and Greed Fan the Food Crisis

By Paul Collier, November/December 2008