Francisco Pereira Fontes

Research student, LSE

Francisco Pereira Fontes

Franciso’s PhD research focuses on distributional issues related to transfers in the Pacific region. Francisco started started his PhD in Environmental Economics at the LSE in September 2014.


Francisco obtained a BSc in International Economics from the University of Essex. Following this he went on to do an MSc in Economics at Warwick and then a second MSc in Development Economics at SOAS.

Francisco has worked as an ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Finance in Timor-Leste (Macroeconomics Unit and Petroleum Revenue Unit) (September 2012- September 2014).

In June 2012, as part of his MSc dissertation, Francisco worked at the Africa Rice Center on issues related to the impact evaluation of the adoption of rice varieties in the Gambia and Nigeria.

Research interests:

  • Development Economics
  • Agricultural/ Resource Economics
  • Transfers
  • Impact evaluation
  • Africa, Asia and the Pacific