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Paul Collier

Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University

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Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University specialising in the development of African economies. He is a former director of development research at the World Bank and is currently advisor to the strategy and policy department of the IMF. Collier’s 2007 book The Bottom Billion was described by George Soros as “a path-breaking work providing penetrating insights into the largely unexplored borderland between economics and politics.”

Articles by Paul Collier:

Why Ringfence Aid?: On why we must protect western aid budgets

The Rise of the G5:

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