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 evening of November 29th. Lit candles were held during the ceremony, their flames symbolizing the knowledge and wisdom that Professor Gbaguidi shared with each of his students. The ceremony also included ten minutes of silence in his honor.
Professor Gbaguidi touched the lives of innumerable family, friends, students, and colleagues, and his spirit will live on in the minds and hearts of those he worked with and taught. The impact of his unexpected passing has been felt throughout the ASE community, and there has been an outpouring of condolences and remembrance for the late professor. The professor is also remembered by his family, including his wife and child, to whom ASE extends its condolences and support in this difficult time.
Gbaguidi has been with ASE since 2014, serving as Associate Dean of Planning and Student Placement, as well as professor and researcher. He was a macroeconomist and econometrician, and his expertise also extended to geographical economics, game theory, demography, statistics, probability, and computing. His loss will also be felt in the other academic communities to which he belonged, including the Aix-Marseille School of Economics where he received his Doctoral degree, and the numerous other universities where he has taught.
For those wishing to remember Professor Gbaguidi, a Tribute Ceremony will be held shortly, and additional details on the date and location will be forthcoming.