Romaric Ekpinda

Previous Degree: Bachelor Degree in Statistics and Econometrics by University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Class of 2013
What languages do you speak? English, French, Fon, Mahi, Idaasha
What did you choose to study from ASE? I chose to study at ASE because of how strongly I believe in the mission of the institution and because of the quality of the academic programs, which are particularly well suited for those who aspire to become Africa’s future leaders.
Previous research experience: I conducted research on the tourism sector in Benin. More specifically, I studied the impact of tourism satellite accounts on the per-capita GDP in Benin.
What are your plans after you finish your degree at ASE? After I finish my degree at ASE, I plan to work in an international organization such as U.N. or USAID. My goal is to eventually run Benin's National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis. Once at this position, I will strive to improve the quality of data collection in Benin.
What would your advice be to future students of ASE? My advice for future ASE'S students is that before coming at ASE, they should first try to improve both their English and Mathematics levels, as succeeding at ASE will require strong skills in both. They should also be able to fund their tuition fees.