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Patrick Francois Economist

Patrick Francois’ research focuses on development economics, with a particular interest in political economy. He is also interested in social capital, economic growth and cycles, and the economic rationale for non-profit organizations.

Awards

Queen’s University Weatherall Visiting Fellowship, 2010.

American Economic Review Excellence in Refeering Award, 2009.

University of British Columbia, Killam Research Prize, 2006.

University of British Columbia Distinguished University Scholar, 2004.

Relevant Publications

P. Francois, "Public service motivation as an argument for government provision," J. Public Econ., vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 275-299, Nov. 2000.

P. Francois et al, “Clientelism in Indian Villages,” Am. Econ. Rev. vol. 105, no. 6, June 2015.

P. Francois et al, “How is Power Shared In Africa?” Econometrica, vol. 83, no. 2, Mar. 2015.

P. Francois and C. Bidner, “The Emergence of Democratic Accountability,” Q. J. Econ., vol. 128, no. 3, pp. 1397-1448, 2013.

Books

P. Francois, Social Capital and Economic Development. London: Routledge, 2002.

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Appointment

Senior Fellow Institutions, Organizations & Growth

Institution

University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Economics

Education

PhD (Economics) University of British Columbia

MCom (Economics) University of Melbourne

BA (Honours) University of Melbourne

Country

Canada

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