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2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The African School of Economics (ASE) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships starting in January and September 2017. Postdoctoral positions are contracted for a duration of 6 months to a year; appointments can be renewed for an additional semester or a year. Successful candidates will be required to teach at least one course and to engage in research activities in ASE's research institutes (Institute for Research in Political Economy (IERPE) and Institute for Finance and Management (IFM)).
- Economic History
- Political Science
Who Can Apply
The applicant must have been awarded his/her PhD before the beginning of the Postdoctoral grant and within the 5 years preceding the deadline for the submission of their research proposal.
How and when to apply
Interested applicants should send:
1. A cover letter including the specific skills and motivation for the particular postdoctoral position.
2. Detailed curriculum vitae.
3. A writing sample.
4. Research proposal to be developed during the fellowship.
5. Two references.
Romaric Mouftaou, Program Support Specialist at the US Embassy in Benin, presents YALI to the ASE Community
October 27, 2016. Romaric Mouftaou, Program Support Specialist at the US Embassy in Benin, visited ASE on Wednesday October 19 to present the Young African Leaders Initiative - YALI. This program was launched by President Barak Obama in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
In December 2015 a team of MBA students from the African School of Economics were among the laureates at the Global entrepreneurship week Award organised by the US embassy in Benin. Gilchrist Tohouenou, Fremyot Noukpokinnou, Tiloux Soundja and Marina Monkoun (MBA Class of 2016) were chosen to compete along with thirteen other schools of business and management. Click here to read more.
Mohamadou Yarou, Plan International Benin, visits ASE
October 27, 2016. Mohamadou Yarou, a representative from the NGO International Plan Benin, visited the African School of Economics last September 23 to take part in the Professional Seminar Series. In his talk he presented International Plan Benin to the students, its mission and vision as well as the work they do empowering children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. It is active in 71 countries.
ASE students elect 2016/17 Student Council
October 26, 2016. On Friday, October 14th students gathered on ASE’s campus to elect their Class Representatives and Student Delegate for 2016/17. The outgoing Student Delegate, Gauis AHAMIDE kicked off the event by welcoming attendees and introducing the candidates. With the addition of two Masters programs this year, the Masters in Development Studies and the Masters in Public Administration respectively, the 2016/2017 Student Council is made up of a Student Delegate and eight class representatives. Find below the names of students that have been elected to the 2016/17 Student Council:
Student Delegate: Lewis ATTA
- MBA First Representative: Serge BONOU
- MBA Second Representative: Nicolas SOYEDJA
- MMES First Representative: Tobias LOKO
- MMES Second Representative: Christelle ZOSSOUGBO
- MDS First Representative: Xavier AGBETO
- MDS Second Representative: Nadège DJIDONOU
- MPA First Representative: Marcel AZONDOGA
- MPA Second Representative: Dorcas VEDOGBETON
At the conclusion of the elections, the Manager of Academic Affairs, Clementina ALAMOU, offered her congratulations to the newly elected Student Council. She also informed the new Delegate, Lewis ATTA that she is looking forward to working with the Student Council during the academic year.
Lewis Atta and Clementina Alamou
Still of the meeting in which Atta was elected
Introduction to Stochastic Dynamical Modelling in Bayesian Framework. Academic Research Seminar by Hola Kwame Adrakey (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
October 13, 2016. The African School of Economics (ASE) resumed weekly Academic Research seminars with a presentation from Hola Kwame Adrakey, a PhD candidate in Statistics from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, UK. His research focuses on developing Bayesian methods for model fitting in epidemiology, plant and animal diseases with the goal of predicting the risk of spread into disease-free areas. In his presentation he introduced ASE students to the notion of stochastic dynamical modelling in a Bayesian framework.
Mr. Adrakey began his presentation by introducing himself and by imparting words of wisdom to the students. He advised students from French speaking countries to cease all opportunities to improve their English, as this will be crucial when they pursue their PhDs. He also urged all students to not simply wait for opportunities, but to actively go out and find them.
After defining what “Stochastic” means Mr. Adrakey gave some real life examples and then showed the difference between “Stochastic” and “Deterministic” models. He also introduced the ASE community to the Bayesian notion. He explained that we use Bayesian modelling in our daily lives when making predictions based on our prior beliefs. He then talked about Markov chain Monte Carlo which is a Bayesian computational method. He concluded the presentation by explaining that while Markov chain Monte Carlo makes some complex problems tractable, it takes a long time to compute and to develop code from scratch. In the Q&A session that followed his presentation, students expressed their interest in Mr Adrakey’s research and posed specific questions to some of the more technical aspects of the presentation.
The event ended with a group photo in the courtyard of ASE’s campus.
Hola Kwame Adrakey
Still of Mr. Adrakey's presentation