Sir Paul Collier

Sir Paul Collier is a Professor of Economics at Public Policy Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

His research covers topics on fragile states, restoring growth in African economies, the implications of group psychology for development, urbanization in poor countries, a program which has just won challenge funding from the Foreign Office migration and refugees (the subject of his two most recent books), and the crisis in modern capitalism, which is the subject of his most recent book, The Future of Capitalism, published in October.

Sir Paul received a knighthood in 2014 for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa. He has been listed by multiple times in Foreign Policy magazine annual issue on the Top 100 Global Thinkers.

“Today, we are here primarily to discuss Integrate Africa, to bring down the tariff and non-tariff barriers that have marginalized and impoverished so many economies and prevented us from capitalizing on our physical and human capital resource base” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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