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Paul Collier

  • Income inequality between developed and developing nations
  • How migration is disrupting the global economy


Sir Paul Collier is a professor of economics and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford, director of the Centre of the Study of African Economies, and a fellow of St Anthony’s College. He is currently a Professeur Invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre, as well as advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the IMF and advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank. Previously he served as director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He is one of the world's leading experts on developing markets and financial opportunities within the poorest countries.

Collier speaks about the impact that developing nations are having on financial markets and policy, and the pros and cons of globalization and mass migration for developed nations like the United States. Collier is a particularly important speaker for businesses and organizations concerned with emerging markets, as he effectively demonstrates the value, and the virtue, in combining compassion with wise investment strategies. To view Paul Collier’s speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, click here.


Keywords: emerging markets, income inequality, immigration, migration, global economy, author

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