The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leadership role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries.
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AGRODEP member Francis Mulangu recently coauthored AGRODEP Working Paper No. 14 with Mario Miranda and Eugenie Maiga, also an AGRODEP member. Francis is a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo and is currently an Agricultural Economist at the African Center for Economic Transformation. In this position, Francis conducts research on agricultural transformation and leads policy and research in the areas of agriculture and trade as they relate to economic transformation. Before joining the African Center for Economic Transformation, Francis worked as a consultant for the Center for Farmland Policy Innovation at The Ohio State University where he managed multiple projects that provided direct policy advisory to the Governor’s office of the State of Ohio. He holds a B.A. in Economic from the University of North Texas, an M.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from The Ohio State University. He specializes in agribusiness. His research interests include agricultural value chain and agro-processing opportunities for palm oil, fruits, cocoa, and cotton, climate change evaluation, and trade welfare analysis.