Assistant Professor of Economics and Insurance
Georgia State University

Francis is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Insurance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, an affiliated professor at J-PAL, a fellow at the Center for Development Economics and Policy and the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy, and a consultant at the World Bank. Francis’ research lies at the intersection of development economics, household finance, and applied microeconomics, with a geographic focus on sub-Saharan Africa, India, and the United States. He received his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. with a dissertation on the economics of contracts and risks from Columbia University in May 2018.