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 Youth Employment Project (YEP) is part of the overall strategy of the Beninese government to fight poverty by reducing unemployment and underemployment. The high…Published on 29th January 2019
The Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy is conducting an evaluation of the programs of SOS Children's Villages of Abomey-Calavi. The project serves a…Published on 28th January 2019
ASE communication team members had a training session on web article writing and photography. The meeting was held on Monday January 14th, 2019 at the…Published on 21st January 2019
Lazare Kovo is currently a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the African School of Economics (ASE) and a researcher at the Institute for Empirical Research in Political…Published on 4th January 2019
On November 30, 2018 on the African School of Economics’ campus, presenter, Moses Ogenyi, a student in Mathematics Economics and Statistics at ASE, presented his…Published on 7th December 2018
Djamiou Ohounko, MBA Student at ASE, presented the Thematic Reading Group in Finance/Financial Inclusion held on Tuesday November 6th. The paper presented to the audience…Published on 26th November 2018
He has made history with his election to the the Econometric Society. Leonard Wantchekon, Beninese professor at Princeton University in the United States of America,…Published on 22nd November 2018
The Macroeconomics Thematic Reading Group (TRG) session was held Friday, November 2, 2018 on the ASE campus. The presenter, Samson M'boueke, a pre-doctoral fellow at…Published on 22nd November 2018
USAID, one of the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results, has partnered with the African School of Economics (ASE)…Published on 22nd November 2018
The seminar series continued this week with an academic research seminar from ASE Pre-Doctoral Fellow Elysee Chouga, who presented his paper “Commodity Prices and Predictability…Published on 12th November 2018
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