Youyou Baende Bofota

Full Professor
University of Kinshasa

Youyou Baende Bofota is a full professor of Economics at the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  She is teaching both graduate and undergraduate students on courses covering political economics, economic growth, monetary policy, international trade, international monetary economics, economic theory and fiscal policy.  She is also a professor of  Economic Policy in the World Bank Program in Economic Policy Management (GPE)/RDC and a visiting professor at many private universities of DRC. Her main areas of research include economic growth, economic policy, monetary policy and structural change.

Professor Baende received both a Master of Arts in Economics and a Ph.D. in economics  from the Catholic  University of Louvain, Belgium. Her current work focuses on economic analyses in historical perspective,  economic growth and structural change.  

She also has a strong background in the application of research: in addition to acting as Economic Adviser to two cabinet members of the DRC Government and being a tax inspector for a long time, she has testified in many international conferences and forums  on issues pertaining to regional economic integration in Africa, to the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with Africa, and the trade agreement with the United States of America. In 2014, she was designated by  the staff of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in DRC as one of  the economic  experts in the elaboration of the National Human Development Report (RNDH)  for the DRC  under the theme : national cohesion for the emergence of the DRC. 


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