Sir Paul Collier
Hub Co-Leader: Does Social Cooperation Affect Macroeconomic Performance?
Sir Paul Collier CBE, FBA is Professor at Oxford, Professorial Fellow of St. Anthony’s College, and a distinguished author having publishing such books as: The Bottom Billion; Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places; and Exodux: How migration is changing our world. Paul is an expert in the development issues facing low-income countries and international relations. He was knighted in 2014 for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa.
Paul’s research at Oxford focuses on economic growth and equality. This involves looking at how we can build better, stronger and more sustainable societies that encourage growth and benefit people at all levels in society. This research has applications for advising both developed and developing countries around the globe.
In addition to academia, Paul has worked in a range of policy institutions, including Director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Blair’s Commission on Africa, and is a Research Fellow at CEPR.