Expertise: International trade (Export patterns and dynamics), Economic development, and Complexity economics.
Francois has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of KwaZulu Natal. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Cape Town, focusing on South African export patterns and the developmental implications of these export patterns. He has also spent time working as a lecturer at the UCT School of Economics where he taught international trade and macroeconomics. His research interests include the dynamics and patterns of trade, complexity economics, and structural transformation.