Nine (09) students across master’s degrees and research interests compromise the 2018-19 cohort of Predoctoral Fellows at the African School of Economics. These fellows spend the year working on research, preparing for the GRE and TOEFL, and participating in academic and professional enrichment opportunities. The program began in September and lasts for one year, giving students a springboard into international and prestigious doctoral programs and a path into continued research in the field.
This year’s students come from Benin, Togo, and Cameroon and have a diverse range of research interests. These research interests include macroeconomics and econometrics, labor economics and political economics, development economics, and statistics and development. The various activities that they undertake during the Predoctoral Fellowship — such as working on research projects, collaborating with faculty, participating in conferences, and assuming leadership roles — make them strong candidates for academic programs around the world. Some former fellows have gone on to complete their doctorates at universities such as NYU, Princeton, Wisconsin-Madison, Illinois Champaign and Ottawa. Other former fellows received job opportunities in international organizations.