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October 05, 2015 13:57 ET

Economist Paul Collier Joins Milken Institute as Senior Fellow

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 05, 2015) - The Milken Institute today announced the appointment of Sir Paul Collier as a Senior Fellow; he will be supporting the Institute's work in Africa across a range of initiatives, including capital-market development, financial sector engagement, and infrastructure finance.

Collier is one of the world's most respected economists on Africa and on natural resource economics. He is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, both at the University of Oxford. From 1998-2003, Collier was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank and is currently advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the International Monetary Fund.

Collier is a prolific and prize-winning author: his book, The Bottom Billion, won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes. His second book, Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places was published in March 2009; and his book,The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature was published in May 2010. His latest book, Exodus: How Migration is Changing our World came out last year.

"I am thrilled that Paul Collier will be collaborating with the Milken Institute on the important work we are doing in Africa," said Staci Warden, Executive Director of the Institute's Center for Financial Markets. "Both his expertise and his commitment to Africa are unsurpassed, and we are fortunate to be able to benefit from his deep experience, creative approach, and thoughtful guidance."

"The Milken Institute understands the importance of leveraging private sector finance and innovation to help achieve Africa's development agenda," said Collier. "I am delighted to work with the Institute to advance capital-market deepening and other important initiatives on the continent."

Collier's collaboration will kick off with his engagement with the Institute's London Summit, taking place October 11-12. Complete information about the Milken Institute London Summit, including a full program and list of speakers, is available at http://www.milkeninstitute.org/events/conferences/summit/milken-institute-summit-london-2015/.

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