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François Kaboré


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François Pazisnewende Kaboré, S.J., is a Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso serving as the director of the Center for Research and Action for Peace (Le Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix) and the Institute of Dignity and Human Rights (Institut de la Dignité et des Droits Humains) in Cote d'Ivoire. He was also a part of the Berkley Center's Catholic Social Teaching and the Global Future of Development project. He previously was the deputy director and academic secretary of the Jesuit University Institute, having taught economic analysis, statistics, econometrics for policymakers, and science and technology at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service and in Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Kaboré was also a consultant at the World Bank's Sustainable Development Network and for the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. 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.

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