WorldCat Identities

Collier, Paul

Works: 477 works in 1,465 publications in 5 languages and 23,257 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Redactor, 958
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Collier
The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it by Paul Collier( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global poverty, economist Collier points out, is actually falling quite rapidly for about 80% of the world. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. Here, Collier contends that these fifty failed states pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. This group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nation between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, and offers a bold new plan.--From publisher description
Globalization, growth, and poverty : building an inclusive world economy by Paul Collier( )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization is a powerful force for poverty reduction as societies and economies around the world are becoming more integrated. Although this international integration presents tremendous opportunities for developing countries, it also has raised concerns about rising inequality, shifting power, and cultural uniformity. This report assesses the impact of globalization and addresses the ensuing anxieties. It proposes an agenda for action aimed at mitigating the risks that globalization potentially generates, while maximizing the opportunities for the poor.--Publisher description
Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis by Paul Collier( )

54 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two volumes of 'Understanding Civil War' build upon the World Bank's prior research on conflict and violence, particularly on the work of Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, whose model of civil war onset has sparked much discussion on the relationship between conflict and development in what came to be known as the 'greed' versus 'grievance' debate. The authors systematically apply the Collier-Hoeffler model to 15 countries in 6 different regions of the world, using a comparative case study methodology to revise and expand upon economic models of civil war. The book concludes that the 'greed' versus 'grievance' debate should be abandoned for a more complex model that considers greed and grievance as inextricably fused motives for civil war
Natural resources and violent conflict : options and actions by Ian Bannon( )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research carried out by the World Bank on the root causes of conflict and civil war finds that a developing country's economic dependence on natural resources or other primary commodities is strongly associated with the risk level for violent conflict. This book brings together a collection of reports and case studies that explore what the international community in particular can do to reduce this risk.; The text explains the links between natural resources and conflict and examines the impact of resource dependence on economic performance, governance, secessionist movements and revel financing. It then explores avenues for international action - from financial and resource reporting procedures and policy recommendations to commodity tracking systems and enforcement instruments, including sanctions, certification requirements, aid conditionality, legislative and judicial instruments
Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy by Paul Collier( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Breaking the Conflict Trap identifies the dire consequences that civil war has on the development process and offers three main findings. First, that civil war has adverse ripple effects, which are often not taken into account by those who determine whether wars start or end. Second, some countries are more likely than others to experience civil war conflict and therefore the risks of civil war differ considerably according to a country's characteristics, including its economic stability. Finally, Breaking the Conflict Trap explores viable international measures that can be taken to reduce the global incidence of civil war and proposes a practical agenda for action." "This book should serve as a wake-up call to anyone in the international community who still thinks that development and conflict are distinct issues. This book will also be of interest to researchers, academics, and anyone interested in conflict and post-conflict resolution."--Jacket
Wars, guns, and votes : democracy in dangerous places by Paul Collier( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates violence and poverty in developing countries to argue that the spread of elections and peace settlements may lead to a better, democratic world but shares a cautionary warning about the prevalence of ethnic divisions and policy failures
External evaluation of the ESAF : report( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study concentrates on three topics: 1) social policies and the composition of government spending during ESAF-supported programs; 2) development in countries' external positions during ESAF-supported programs; and 3) the determinants and influence of differing degrees of national ownership of ESAF-suppported programs
Nigeria and Indonesia by David Bevan( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume analyzes and compares economic growth in Nigeria and Indonesia during the period from 1950 to 1985, addressing the question of why one country was so much more successful than the other. In providing some surprising answers for those who believed that the divergence would be found in deeply rooted, long-term trends, the authors also offer insight into what has become a reversal of fortune in the late 1990s, as Indonesia's economy has declined and Nigeria's economy has stabilized."--BOOK JACKET
The plundered planet : why we must, and how we can, manage nature for global prosperity by Paul Collier( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that technological innovation, environmental protection, and regulation are key to managing the planet's natural resources and ensuring equitable development
Exodus : how migration is changing our world by Paul Collier( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Exodus, Paul Collier, the world-renowned economist and bestselling author of The Bottom Billion, clearly and concisely lays out the effects of encouraging or restricting migration. Drawing on original research and case studies, he explores this volatile issue from three perspectives: that of the migrants themselves, that of the people they leave behind, and that of the host societies where they relocate
Uganda's recovery : the role of farms, firms, and government by Paul Collier( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book consists of series of studies written by a range of specialists who analyze the responses of private sector agents--households, farms, and firms--and of the government of Uganda itself, to the macroeconomic and structural reforms implemented since the late 1980s in a society recovering from a traumatic civil conflict. The importance of this line of inquiry cannot be underestimated because the success or failure of market-oriented reforms depends crucially on just how private sector agents are able to respond to incentives and opportunities created by the reforms. The analysis in this book draws on quantitative data derived from a series of household surveys and from surveys of firms conducted in the 1990s and more recently in 1999/2000. The household surveys permit analysis of the evolution of income, expenditures, and poverty during this period. The impact of reforms on rural factor markets, on crop and livestock production decisions, and on firms' investment decisions are also among the issues researched in this report. While this report praises Uganda's achievements where warranted, it provides an objective assessment of the reforms and does not shy away from identifying areas where policy mistakes were made. It points out where major weaknesses still exist, notably, public sector corruption, the still poor enforcement of contracts, and the deficiencies in the physical infrastructure
Plundered nations? : successes and failures in natural resource extraction by Paul Collier( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. Management of natural resources differs widely in every state; a close examination of the decision-making chains in various states highlights the key principles that need to be followed to avoid distortion and dependence. This book consists of eight case studies investigating the political economy of the decision chain, revealing where various states have met with success, or failed disastrously. This original research provides a unique insight into how different countries have handled their resource extraction. This book is essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers working across development economics and natural resource economics."--Provided by publisher
Labour and poverty in Kenya, 1900-1980 by Paul Collier( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refuge : rethinking refugee policy in a changing world by Alexander Betts( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global refugee numbers are at their highest levels since the end of World War II, but the system in place to deal with them, based upon a humanitarian list of imagined "basic needs," has changed little. In Refuge, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts argue that the system fails to provide a comprehensive solution to the fundamental problem, which is how to reintegrate displaced people into society. Western countries deliver food, clothing, and shelter to refugee camps, but these sites, usually located in remote border locations, can make things worse. The numbers are stark: the average length of stay in a refugee camp worldwide is 17 years. Into this situation comes the Syria crisis, which has dislocated countless families, bringing them to face an impossible choice: huddle in dangerous urban desolation, rot in dilapidated camps, or flee across the Mediterranean to increasingly unwelcoming governments. Refuge seeks to restore moral purpose and clarity to refugee policy. Rather than assuming indefinite dependency, Collier-author of The Bottom Billion-and his Oxford colleague Betts propose a humanitarian approach integrated with a new economic agenda that begins with jobs, restores autonomy, and rebuilds people's ability to help themselves and their societies. Timely and urgent, the book goes beyond decrying scenes of desperation to declare what so many people, policymakers and public alike, are anxious to hear: that a long-term solution really is within reach."--
Labour and poverty in rural Tanzania : ujamaa and rural development in the United Republic of Tanzania by Paul Collier( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasants and governments : an economic analysis by David Bevan( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-conflict economies in Africa( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume reviews the wide-ranging issues arising out of the post-conflict economies in Africa. What factors contribute towards increasing risk of conflict? What actions can be taken to promote transformation from conflict to post-conflict states? How can such a state be maintained in terms of avoiding the resurgence of conflict? Case studies, drawing on experiences from all parts of Africa, illuminate and complement the thematic overview. Extensive analysis illustrates the policies and strategies available for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-conflict African economies to establish sustainable political, social and financial equity, and reduce the risk of conflict recurring."--Jacket
Regional integration and trade liberalization in subsaharan Africa by T. Ademola Oyejide( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture and the policy environment : Tanzania and Kenya by David Bevan( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic policy options for a prosperous Nigeria by Paul Collier( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For three decades Nigeria missed its opportunities to use oil wealth for economic transformation. Since 2003 there have been remarkable efforts to reform economic policies. The challenge is enormous and the process of reform will need to continue for many years. The design of policy reform must rest on a firm basis of evidence and analysis. This book demonstrates that there is already sufficient evidence on the Nigerian economy and society to inform many policy issues. Under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, Nigerian and international scholars have convened to deploy this evidence to reveal the current problems and policy options that a democratic Nigeria will need to debate and resolve. It presents an agenda of reform as unfinished business." --Book Jacket
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.01 for External e ... to 0.85 for The fright ...)

The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it
Globalization, growth, and poverty : building an inclusive world economyUnderstanding civil war : evidence and analysisNatural resources and violent conflict : options and actionsBreaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policyWars, guns, and votes : democracy in dangerous placesNigeria and IndonesiaThe plundered planet : why we must, and how we can, manage nature for global prosperityUganda's recovery : the role of farms, firms, and government
Alternative Names
Collier, P.

Collier, P. 1949-

Collier, P. (Paul)

Collier, P. (Paul), 1949-

Kollier, Pol

Paul Collier britischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Paul Collier Brits econoom

Paul Collier economista británico

Paul Collier économiste britannique

Коллиер, Пол

Пол Колье

بول كولير، 1949-

بول كوليير، 1949-

போல் கொலியர்

コリアー, ポール


English (374)

Italian (6)

French (3)

Spanish (1)

German (1)