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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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Created: 3rd Aug 2009
Modified: 7th Dec 2009
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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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