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Upon earning a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics focusing on consumer demand from Purdue University in May 1986, Dr. Kimseyinga Savadogo joined the School of Economics of the Université de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso as an assistant professor in October 1986. In November 1995 he received the title of Professor after passing the Concours d' Agrégation (this is a test in the French academic system to promote professors in the fields of economics, law, and medicine). He assumed the positions of Vice-Dean, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Head of the Graduate department , and Director of the Research Center at the University of Ouagadougou .
Kimsey has taught several courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Graduate level courses include microeconomics, econometrics, and policy analysis emphasizing development microeconomics. Undergraduate courses include statistical inference, econometrics, elementary statistics, and economic principles. He also taught introductory econometrics at the Institut de Développement Rural of the University of Bobo-Dioulasso ( Burkina Faso ), and applied statistics at the Interstate Rural Infrastructure Engineering School in Ouagadougou . Kimsey has served as chairperson or member of several graduate thesis committees at the University of Ouagadougou and CIRES (Centre Ivoirien de Recherche Economique et Sociale) in Abidjan ( Côte d'Ivoire ). Seven doctoral theses have been successfully defended, ten doctoral theses are currently under supervision, and more than 60 DEA ‘memoires' involving many students of the West African sub-region have been supervised to completion.
Kimsey's research interests are centered in the areas of development and poverty, agricultural productivity and growth, technology adoption, rural institutions and development, food security, food demand, and consumer preferences. Research results have been published in Cedres-Etudes (Journal of the University of Ouagadougou), American Journal of Agricultural Economics , Agricultural Economics , Food Policy , Agricultural Systems , the Journal of African Economies , Revue d'Economie du Développement, Development Policy Review , Economies et Sociétés , and in conference proceedings.
Kimsey is also currently Co-editor of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE), Associate Editor of Agricultural Economics ( The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists ), and Editorial advisor of Natural Resources Forum (issued by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs).