Sir Paul Collier
STEWARD of Capitalism
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; author, The Future of Capitalism
Sir Collier is vying to fix capitalism through social maternalism.
Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, and one of the world’s most influential voices in economic development, suggesting a reformation of contemporary capitalism.
In his latest book, The Future of Capitalism: Facing The New Anxieties (2018), he has taken on the discontent of current high-income western countries, political polarizations, and unequally distributed access to technological progress, proposing an updated “Georgism.”
A Professional Fellow of St Antony’s College, and a Professeur invité at Sciences Po, as well as a Director of the International Growth Center, Sir Collier’s research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resources rich societies; urbanization in low-income countries; private investment in African infrastructure and changing organizational cultures.
His other books include The Bottom Billion (2007), Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (2009), The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature (2010), and Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World (2013).