Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Bottom Billion

In this video clip Paul Collier talks about new breakthroughs since he published his book, The Bottom Billion, in 2007.  In addition to explaining why Africa is poor and what can be done about it, this book also explains in every day language: trade theory, exchange rates, and the history of key institutions like the World Bank. Collier says he wrote the book so it could be read at the beach. If a student could read only one book about economics, this might be it.

Paul Collier speaks in Brussels in 2010 (19 minutes)

For the lazy, cliff notes and perspective provided by the New York Times

NYT (7-1-2007) The Least Among Us by NIALL FERGUSON

For the curious, who want to buy the book:

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