Expertise: International trade (Export patterns and dynamics), Economic development, Self-employment.
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. His PhD research focuses 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, international trade and labour economics.