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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Today concluded the first week of the Summer Institute for Empirical Research (SIER) at ASE. Over 50 participants have attended the Traning on Research Design…Published on 11th December 2015
A team of MBA students from African School of Economics is among the winners at the Global entrepreneurship week Award organised by the US embassy…Published on 9th December 2015
. On November 24, 2015, ASE welcomed Mr. Patrice Adegbola, Agriculture Economist at the Center for Agricultural Research (Benin), to present his professional experiences. Mr.…Published on 30th November 2015
Picture: Prof. Jude Eggoh (center) with a group of ASE students On Oct 3, 2015, ASE welcomed Professor Jude Eggoh from University of Angers to present…Published on 10th November 2015
Picture (from left to right): Cyrille S. Ogun (in grey), Roy Lindsey (in beige) and Ron Carlon (in blue) met Prof. Rachidi Kotchoni before the…Published on 9th November 2015
On October 30th, 2015, ASE students, faculty, and staff welcomed Carmelo Hounsounou at the weekly Professional Development Seminar. Hounsounou is the Working Capital Manager of…Published on 6th November 2015
Photo: Prof. Georges Vivien Houngbonon (center) with a group of ASE students On October 27th, 2015, Visiting Professor Georges Vivien Houngbonon from the Paris School…Published on 30th October 2015
Picture: Dr. Ibnou Dieng (left) and Prof. Markus Olapade before the seminar ASE students welcomed last October 9th Dr. Ibnou Dieng, Head of Data Integration and…Published on 20th October 2015
Professor Sam Aguey presented his paper titled “Financial Crises in Developing Countries: Origins, Specificities, and Resolution” for the weekly Academic Research Seminar, that took place…Published on 16th October 2015
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