Facing the New European Anxieties: Regaining the Trust of Electorates

IIEA24th May 20191min
In this keynote address, Sir Paul explores why governments across Europe have lost the trust of electorates and what can be done to re-establish it. He also draws on his recent book, The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties, which explores the failures of modern capitalism and suggests potential remedies.


In this keynote address, Sir Paul explores why governments across Europe have lost the trust of electorates and what can be done to re-establish it. He also draws on his recent book, The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties, which explores the failures of modern capitalism and suggests potential remedies.

About the Speaker:

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy Blavatnik at the School of Government, University of Oxford. From 1998 to 2003, Sir Paul served at the World Bank as Director of the Research Development Department. He received a knighthood in 2014 for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa and has been listed as one of the hundred most influential public thinkers in five of the past ten years. His most recent book, The Future of Capitalism was a Financial Times Book of the Year in 2018 and has been endorsed by Nobel Laureate George Akerlof as ‘the most revolutionary work in social science since Keynes’.