An address from ASE’s Founder and President, Professor Leonard Wantchekon.
Established in 2014 as an extension of the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy, ASE has developed into a world-class institution. Visit this timeline for more information.
Leonard Wantchekon is the Founder and President of the African School of Economics. He is also a Professor of Politics, International Affairs and Economics (affiliated faculty) at Princeton University.
Talented and well-rounded members of the Board of Directors and International Advisory Board provide guidance for ASE’s vision, direction, research, and academic planning.
Meet the Faculty, Offices, and Departments that set ASE apart academically keep campus life running smoothly.
A dedicated team of researchers and staff puts ASE’s five institutes (IERPE, IFM, IAS, IBSA, and DRL) among the top think tanks in Africa.
ASE is truly an international caliber institution committed to a collaborative research environment. The school has partnerships with more than a dozen leading institutions from around the world.
Hear what representatives of the World Bank, Princeton University, and the Beninese Government have to say about ASE.
ASE offers four master’s degrees and one PhD program. An undergraduate program will begin in 2018.
At ASE we believe that there is no better way to learn about our programs than through our current students.
ASE operates on the trimester system, welcoming new students in August and January each year. View the current academic calendar here.
ASE offers a profile of Executive Education courses so that working professionals can continue their education.
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A combination of tuition grants, work study, and external financial aid help students finance their education. Learn about aid offerings, tuition fees by program and country of origin, and payment options.
Since its founding in 2004, IERPE (French: IREEP) has conducted over 25 projects dealing with Governance, Public Health, Education, Security, Agricultural Policies, and Electoral Behavior.
The IAS specializes on qualitative research with particular emphasis on African history, sociology, anthropology and languages.
The IFM is the consulting branch of ASE, which also connects students to the private sector.
The DRL explores how technology can be used to improve governance and the implementation, measurement, and evaluation of public policies and development processes. DRL also houses the Transportation Research Institute (TRI).
Focusing primarily on the links between technology, agriculture, and development, IBSA will conduct research, produce and transform crops, and provide agricultural training.
The Working Paper Series is an online publication which disseminates preliminary results of ongoing projects carried out by ASE’s community of students, professors, researchers and visiting scholars.
Biographies and testimonials from ASE’s alumni show the school’s transformative impact.
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On Friday, April 13th Bart Kudrzycki joined ASE as the latest Academic Seminar presenter. Mr. Kudrzycki holds a Master’s degree in economics and is a…Published on 20th April 2018
On April 10, Dr. Joachim Jarreau visited ASE to present his paper, “Determinants of Petty Corruption in Transport – Evidence from Benin’s Borders.” Dr. Jarreau…Published on 17th April 2018
On April 9th 2018, a delegation from the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) visited the ASE campus. Led by researcher and economist Kacana Sipangule, the delegation…Published on 11th April 2018
Fifty years after the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, the international community continues to reexamine King’s legacy in the wake of current…Published on 6th April 2018
On Tuesday, March 6th, Dr. Augustin Aoudji visited ASE for an Academic Research Seminar on “Upgrading opportunities in agricultural value chains: Lessons from the analysis…Published on 6th April 2018
In the first Academic Research Seminar related to African history, Serge Ouitona, a historian and Associate of Research at the African School of Economics (ASE),…Published on 20th March 2018
The deadline for the call to papers to attend or present at the the 2018 Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society (AFES), and the Summer Institute…Published on 2nd March 2018
February 6, 2018. In the latest installment of the Academic Research Seminar series, Hector Agossa delivered a lecture on “The Specialized Institutions of African Communities:…Published on 22nd February 2018
Recruited a couple of months ago and already in charge of a huge department at ASE, The Development Research Lab, Dr Songbian Zime delivers his…Published on 22nd February 2018
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