Professor of Economics, Oxford University Economics Department
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and director of the Centre of African Economies at Oxford University. He is also Professorial Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford. Collier is a specialist in the political, economic, and developmental predicaments of poor countries. He is the former director of Development Research at the World Bank. In addition to the award-winning *The Bottom Billion*, he is the author of *Wars, Guns, and Votes*. He holds a Distinction Award from Oxford University, and in 1988 he was awarded the Edgar Graham Book Prize for the co-written *Labour and Poverty in Rural Tanzania: Ujamaa and Rural Development in the United Republic of Tanzania*.
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