Director, Centre for the study of African economies, Oxford University
Professor, Blavatnik School of Government
Senior Fellow, FERDI
He is also a Senior Fellow at FERDI.
His researches focus on governance in low-income countries, especially the political economy of democracy, economic growth in Africa, economics of civil war, aid, globalisation and poverty.
He published The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature (2010), Wars, Guns and Votes : Democracy in Dangerous Places (2009) and The Bottom Billion (2008), Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize.