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.
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Moussa P. Blimpo is an Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region at the World Bank. Which parts of the…Published on 24th July 2018
Why did you feel it was important to attend this conference? It's an important conference in the world. The ASE was founded by Leonard Wantchekon,…Published on 23rd July 2018
Keynote speaker at the 2018 Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society, Eliana La Ferrara is an Italian economist who holds the Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica…Published on 17th July 2018
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What is the purpose of AFES and what do you hope to achieve this year? The Econometric Society has been holding an annual conference in…Published on 14th July 2018
What are your research interests? My research endeavours to make significant contributions to both Econometrics and Development Economics. It focuses on advancing key econometric techniques…Published on 12th July 2018
Leonard Wantchekon grew up as a shy boy with humble aspirations to be a maths teacher in his hometown of Benin, in West Africa. However,…Published on 10th July 2018
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