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Paul Collier

Paul Collier

Principal Advisor to Prime Minister on Tax Policy

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

He researches the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid; and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. In the past year he has been the senior adviser to Blair’s Commission on Africa; addressed the General Assembly of the UN; and given a seminar at 10 Downing St.

Paul is a Professor Associate of CERDI, Université d'Auvergne; Fellow of the CEPR, London; and was Director of the Development Research group at the World Bank (from April 1998 to April 2003).

Paul is the award-winning author of The Bottom Billion, Wars, Guns and Votes and The Plundered Planet (Allen Lane, 2010).

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