Paul Collier is the Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. He is the author of The Bottom Billion, which won the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Arthur Ross Prize awarded by the Council on Foreign Relations, The Plundered Planet, Exodus and Refuge (with Alexander Betts). Collier has served as Director of the Research Department of the World Bank, and consults with the German and many other governments around the world.
"Responding to recent electorate revolts in developed countries
against paternalistic democratic policies, Collier explores the
reasons for these events and suggests pragmatic remedies employing
education, taxation, social services, and political reform.
Collier's wide-ranging work presents challenging concepts from a
British viewpoint, providing a meaningful perspective that will
reward thoughtful readers. A noteworthy addition to works such as
Douglas McWilliams's The Inequality Paradox and Thomas
Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century."--Library
"An engaging and well-reasoned argument....There is nothing socialist about Collier's critique or his prescriptions -- like Adam Smith, the oft-misunderstood father of modern economics, he's about restoring a moral sensibility to a market system that is falling short of its potential."--Washington Post
"An ambitious attempt to restate the aims of capitalism and social democracy."--Bloomberg News