Economics of innovation, applied econometrics, networks and environmental economics.
Dr François Lafond studied economics in France at the Universities of Clermont-Ferrand and Strasbourg, focusing on innovation and development. He then moved to the Netherlands for his PhD at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University. For his thesis, he worked on theoretical and empirical models of knowledge networks as self-organizing bipartite graphs. He joined LIMS to work on the GROWTHCOM project with Doyne Farmer.