Fr. Francois Kabore, SJ
President of Kosyam Jesuit University of Science (KoJUS)
François Pazisnewende Kaboré, S.J., is a Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso and a professor of Economics both at Kosyam Jesuit University of Science (KoJUS) and at the Catholic University of West Africa (UCAO-Burkina Faso). He currently serves as President of Kosyam Jesuit University of Science (KoJUS) and Director of CERCLE, a jesuit social center for students and workers. Before this new appointment, he worked as Director of the Jesuit University Institute (CERAP/IDDH) in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). He was also part of the Berkley Center's Catholic Social Teaching and the Global Future of Development project. He taught economic analysis, statistics, econometrics for policymakers, and science and technology at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), in Cameroon, and Ivory Coast. Kaboré was a researcher at the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington DC) and a consultant at the World Bank's Sustainable Development Network and for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. He is a member of the board of the International Association of Jesuit Universities and Colleges (IAJU) and President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Africa and Madagascar (AJCU-AM).
His area of expertise is Knowledge Economy, Economics of Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights. His paper “Can patent family size and composition signal patent value?” (2019, co-authored with Walter G. Park) is a major contribution to economic theory in the area of economics of knowledge.
Fr. Kabore previously served as a GHD faculty member and we are delighted to welcome him back to the GHD community.