With a Master's Degree in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics from the African School of Economics (ASE) from the Class of 2016, Brice Gueyap is one of five former students of ASE who have received the opportunity to pursue a PhD in a North American University. Here is his biography.
A native of Melong in Cameroon born in 1989, Brice is en route to Penn State University, following his classmates who recently gained admission to Princeton, NYU, Illinois and Ottawa. Brice was spoiled for choice as three universities looked favorably upon his application: Pennsylvania State University, Georgia State University, and Simon Fraser. "Honestly, it was not easy for me. I was interested in all three offers. I chose Penn State University, mainly because of the diversity and richness of the research conducted by the faculty. That was really what interested me, theoretical econometrics. "
Prior to joining ASE, Brice received a degree in Mathematics at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Yaoundé in 2014. That year he was admitted to ASE, a Pan-African university based in Benin.
Since September 2016, he has worked as a research assistant at the ASE on two research projects, "Examining the impact and cost-effectiveness of additional girls-centered mathematics courses", sponsored by MIT’s Jameel Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and "Evaluation of the impact of the promotion of girls' education in Benin: a natural experiment", sponsored by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie).
Brice also works as a teaching assistant at ASE for Advanced Game Theory and Mathematical Statistics courses. Brice says, "ASE is doing what many universities in Africa do not do: providing students with an English-language education of international standing, and promoting skill-building through the work-study program, and research activities, all of which have enabled us to enter American universities”.