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.
Upcoming events happening at ASE
Biographies and testimonials from ASE’s alumni show the school’s transformative impact.
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The first steering committee meeting for the project evaluating the state of digital readiness in Benin took place on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the…Published on 25th March 2020
For almost a year, The African School of Economics campus has been equipped with a health clinic for the wellbeing of students and staff. The nurse in charge of the clinic, Assogba Zannou Gilbert, holds consultations on all business days and treats members of the ASE community free of charge.Published on 18th March 2020
Professor Akoété Ega Agbodji, Dean of the Economics Graduate School of the University of Lomé, joined the African School of Economics last week to share his knowledge and experience.Published on 4th March 2020
There is good news at the African School of Economics with the recent obtainment of official authorization from the Ivorian minister of higher education to issue diplomas.Published on 7th February 2020
Dean of Internationalization Bassirou Chitou kicked off the weekly academic seminar on January 28, 2020 with the assertion: “To be successful in life, you have to develop skills that are transferable from one field to another”.Published on 7th February 2020
On November 7, ASE Professor Ian Heffernan attended the 2019 conference of the Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation (GReCEST), which took place at…Published on 15th December 2019
On November 6, Professor Segnôn (Sam) Aguey (who also serves as Dean of the ASE Master’s program) from the African School of Economics (ASE) was…Published on 15th December 2019
On December 9th, 2019, students, staff, and friends of ASE gathered in remembrance of ASE’s own beloved professor, David Gbaguidi, who passed away on the…Published on 11th December 2019
The African School of Economics has joined forces with the University of Paris Dauphine, forming a partnership for the benefit of students at both schools. Paris Dauphine is a highly selective university located in Paris, France, and renowned for its high-quality education in fields such as finance, economics, and mathematics.Published on 9th December 2019
The African School of Economics is committed to providing a top-notch education for its students. Alongside the rigorous methodological and theoretical training offered through ASE…Published on 30th October 2019
The African School of Economics is excited to announce the official launch of the 2019-2020 academic year. For more information on important dates throughout the year, please see the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar. Registration is now open for interested applicants to enroll one of ASE’s Master’s programsPublished on 8th October 2019
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