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Paul Collier
Paul Collier

United Kingdom

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University.


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Paul Collier
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Place of Origin: United Kingdom


He is also a professeur invite at CERDI, Universite d’Auverge, and at Paris 1. He is the author of The Bottom Billion, which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine Prizes; and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize. His latest book, Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places; was published in March 2009.

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.



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Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University.

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Author: Steve Klaber
Wed Aug 5 13:33:47 2009

Neither Trade Nor Aid: Real independence is the route out of poverty. Agriculture and development for home use first. The "resource curse" that so many African countries have is an economy oriented toward the outside world. That orientation will always favor foreign workers and companies over your own.

Look to regularizing land ownership and tenure. Arable land is as valuable a resource as there is. People who work and improve their land must be able to be sure that they will retain the benefits. Troubles like the Kenyan Mau forest must be avoided… [Read Full Text]

Author: joannedeisen
Wed Aug 5 15:00:27 2009

Nonsense...your problems stem from your thieving governments....Joanne

Author: monsterhunter17
Thu Nov 19 10:47:06 2009

Seems you're not following anything + you don't know anything. Long since rich nations of the west have exploited Africa's resource rich countries. First the west armed those countries (to support rebel groups fighting against liberal governments) and now when countries are looted and governments corrupt and people poor and they require massive support, big corporations exploit the resources of countries like Kongo, Sudan etc. The corps are getting everything but the people - nothing. The aid goes into wrong hands AND no western countries help fighting these rebels maintaining disorder in the countries because it is gainful for them… [Read Full Text]

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