World-renowned economist and
bestselling author of The Bottom Billion

Bill Emmott"Exodus and Refuge: Migration in a World
with a Broken Refugee System
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Professor Sir Paul Collier

Professor of Economics and Public Policy Blavatnik School of Government, Director of the International Growth Centre, University of Oxford

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. From 1998–2003 he took leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre.

He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resources rich societies; urbanization in low-income countries; private investment in African infrastructure and changing organizational cultures.

Recent books include The Bottom Billion (OUP, 2007), Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (Vintage Books, 2009) and The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature (OUP, 2010). His latest are Exodus: How migration is changing our world (OUP, 2013) and Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System (with Alex Betts) (Allen Lane, 2017)

In 2014, Paul received a knighthood for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa