- Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, and Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, United Kingdom
1998-2003, Director, Research Development Department, World Bank. Visiting Professor, CERDI, Université d'Auvergne, and Paris 1. Adviser: Strategy and Policy Department, IMF; Africa Region, World Bank. Research on causes and consequences of civil war, effects of aid and problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resources rich societies. Writer of monthly column for Independent, New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Author: The Bottom Billion (2008); Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (2009); The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature (2010). Recipient of awards including: CBE, for services to scholarship and development (2008).