Patrick Francois is an economist whose research focuses on development economics.
He has a particular interest in political economy and is also interested in social capital, economic growth and cycles, and the economic rationale for non-profit organizations.
- Queen’s University Weatherall Visiting Fellowship, 2010
- American Economic Review Excellence in Refereeing Award, 2009
- University of British Columbia, Killam Research Prize, 2006
- University of British Columbia Distinguished University Scholar, 2004
- Anderson, S., P. Francois, and A. Kotwal. “Clientelism in Indian Villages.” Am. Econ. Rev. 105, no. 6 (June 2015).
- Francois, P. et al. “How is Power Shared In Africa?” Econometrica 83, no. 2 (March 2015).
- Francois, P., and C. Bidner. “The Emergence of Democratic Accountability.” Q. J. Econ. 128, no. 3 (2013): 1397–1448.
- Francois, P. Social Capital and Economic Development. London: Routledge, 2002.
- Francois, P. "Public service motivation as an argument for government provision." J. Public Econ. 78, no. 3 (November 2000): 275–99.
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