Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. In 2008, Paul was awarded a CBE for services to scholarship and development. He is the author of The Bottom Billion and most recently, The Plundered Planet. Click here to find out more about Paul Collier.
At a time of national austerity and global alarm, sources of pride and international affection for Britain are particularly valuable. Earlier this month ordinary British people took pride in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and this was matched by a global outpouring of affection and enthusiasm. Next month we will host the Olympics, thanks to the [...]