Sir Paul Collier

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. His research covers fragile states; restoring growth in African economies; the implications of group psychology for development; migration and refugees, which are the subject of two of his books; urbanization in poor countries, a program which has just won challenge funding from the Foreign Office; and the crisis in modern capitalism, which is the subject of his most recent book, The Future of Capitalism, published in October 2018.

Sir Paul received a knighthood in 2014 for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa and has been listed as one of the hundred most influential public thinkers in five of the past ten years.