Francis Annan's research centers on development economics and microeconomic issues, with a focus on digital financial markets, insurance, and firms in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and the United States. Francis received his PhD in Sustainable Development (Economics Track) from Columbia University in 2018.
Professor Annan is a J-PAL Affiliated Professor at MIT, the Scientific Lead and Co-Chair of the Retail Finance Distribution (ReFinD) Research Initiative at ISSER, and a Fellow at the Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP) and the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP). Prior to UC Berkeley, Francis was an Assistant Professor of Economics, Risk, and Insurance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
2018 Columbia University, Ph.D. Sustainable Development (Economics Track)
Fields: Development Economics; Microeconometrics
Dissertation: Economics of Contracts and Risks
Advisor: Professor Bernard Salanié
2017 Columbia University, M.Ph. Sustainable Development (Economics Track)
2015 Columbia University, M.A. Sustainable Development (Economics Track)
2012 Mississippi State University, M.S. Applied Economics
2008 University of Cape Coast, B.S. Agribusiness and Economics (Specialize)