Francis Annan

Job Market Information:

Fields: Development Economics; Applied Micro: Environment, Public Economics
Job Market Paper: Credit-Induced Moral Hazard in Insurance: Theory and Evidence from Ghana
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Francis is a PhD candidate in Sustainable Development at the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a Fellow at the Center for Development Economics and Policy. His fields are development and applied microeconomics. Francis’ research brings together applied economic theory and careful empirical analysis using both experimental and quasi-experimental methods to study issues about markets, adoption of innovative technologies, environment and public policy. His job market paper evaluates the potential moral hazard and welfare consequences of interlinking credit with insurance markets in developing countries. In other projects, he investigates the social and economic impacts of environmental change with connections to human capital investments and economic adaptation.

Francis holds an MSc from Mississippi State University and a BSc from the University of Cape Coast, both in Economics & Agriculture. He has experience working as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington D.C., and previously as a research assistant for the National Bureau of Economic Research.