Paul Collier is one of the world’s leading experts on developing markets and financial opportunities within the poorest countries, and an innovative thinker about Europe’s migrant crisis.
Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Oxford University. He 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 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.
“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