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School of Environment and Development


Public Lectures

6th Manchester Lecture on Environment and Development and Institute for Development Policy and Management 50th Anniversary Lecture

Tuesday 25 November 2008 at 4.00pm.
Venue: The Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum.

Democracy in Dangerous Places

by Paul Collier

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics  and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University.  He has previously served as Director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank (1998-2003), Senior Adviser to former Prime Minister Blair’s Commission on Africa, Professor Associate of CERDI and Research Fellow at CEPR. His past and current research has centred on addressing developmental challenges facing low-income countries including research on the economics of conflict, governance and macro-economics with a strong focus on the effects of aid, exchange rate and trade policies.  His latest book The Bottom Billion ( OUP 2007) brings together much of his past research and aims at providing  concrete solutions to answering the plight of the world’s poorest citizens.