Podcast 7: Paul Collier

Paul Collier is a professor of economics and public policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

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Paul Collier is a professor of economics and public policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. He is also a director of the International Growth Centre, the director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, and a fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford.

He is a prolific author, his most recent book being on the refugee crisis. He has also written extensively on the world’s poorest, immigration, and the environment. He recently wrote a report with Tim Besley, under David Cameron about how low income countries could escape the fragility trap, drawing on the state capacity literature.

Our discussion ranges from development to state-building, to the benefits, and sometimes perils of democracy.