Professor Sir Paul Collier

PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS WHO WAS AWARDED A KNIGHTHOOD FOR HIS WORK EFFECTING POLICY CHANGE IN AFRICA

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service 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; urbanisation in low-income countries; private investment in African infrastructure and changing organisational cultures.

Recent books include 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; Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy In Dangerous Places; and The Plundered Planet: How To Reconcile Prosperity With Nature.

His latest book is Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World. In 2014, Paul received a knighthood for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa.

To book Sir Paul Collier as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Sir Paul is known to cover the following topics:

  • How Migration Is Changing Our World
  • Democracy In Dangerous Places
  • How To Reconcile Prosperity With Nature
  • Wars, Guns & Votes