Dr. Bedia Francois Aka
Public Relations, Europe, Africa, Canada
Dr Bédia François Aka is a teacher in the Department of Economics at University of Bouaké (Côte d’Ivoire) and a permanent researcher in the center of Research for Development (CRD) of the University of Bouaké. He is also a member of the global faculty of the trade policy training center (trapca) based in Arusha (Tanzania), a member of the African Research Consortium (AERC), (Nairobi), Kenya, and a program committee member of the Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) network (Canada). He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University Paris XII Val-de-Marne (France) and a master’s degree in Economics with specialization in public economy from the University of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
Among his centers of interest are: Economic policy, Modeling of economic cycles, fluctuations and growth, Modeling of price formation, wages and employment, Forecasting of inflation, unemployment and global and sectoral economic activity, Poverty, Inequality and Welfare analysis, Trade policy, Fiscal policy.
Besides his career of professor (teaching and research), Dr Aka realized several mandates of international expertise in the field of economic modeling (1998-1999 at Laval university, Canada); (2003 – 2008 in Luxemburg, for STATEC, the institute of statistics of the Grand duchy of Luxembourg, and for Research center in applied economy (CREA), University of the Luxembourg), and at African research consortium (in Nairobi), Kenya.
He contributed as expert in various seminars and conferences in developing countries on crucial development topics as Poverty, Inequality and Welfare analysis, Trade liberalization, Fiscal policy, Social protection.