The African School of Economics (ASE) is a Pan-African University dedicated to producing cutting-edge research in Economics, Finance and Public Policy as well as world class social scientists and business leaders on the continent.

ASE has three campuses in Benin Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, and Nigeria, and a joint Master's degree program in the United States. We have established a reputation in producing some of most promising African economists and policy analysts prepared to tackle the continent's pressing challenges

News and Events

3rd, Jul 2023
DIVIDENDS Workshop: ASE collaborates with the Peace Research Institute of Oslo

The African School of Economics had the privilege to host the DIVIDENDS workshop, a three-day workshop organized by the Peace…

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22nd, Jun 2023
ASE Founder and President, Prof. Leonard Wantchekon wins the Global Economy Prize 2023

On the 19th of June, 2023, the African School of Economics Founder and President, Prof. Leonard Wantchekon, received the Global…

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Featured Alumni

Gaétan Nandong

Current Work: Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. He will start as an assistant professor

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Mariétou Sanogo

Former students of the ASE continue to testify about the school. One such student is Marietou Sanogo from Mali who

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Our Campuses


ASE offers graduate and undergraduate courses at its campus in Nigeria

Benin Republic

ASE offers graduate and undergraduate courses at its campus in Benin

Cote d'Ivoire

ASE offers graduate and undergraduate courses at its campus in Cote d'Ivoire


The Hunter African School Program to Expand Representation in Economics (HASPERE) is a collaborative initiative between Hunter College and the African School of Economics to train and mentor talented Black and other underrepresented minority students.

ASE’s important role in the making of the movie: The Woman King

With a team of historians from ASE, Professor Léonard Wantchékon retraced the steps of one of their warriors who served the kings Guézo (1818-1858), Glèlè (1858-1889) et Béhanzin (1889-1894), in the documentary

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Our Vision

We are creating the next generation of African scholars that are capable of producing world-class research. We do so through excellence in teaching and research. informed by African perspectives.

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From the President: The ASE Vision



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Campuses across 2 continents.

My personal association with the school emanates from ASE's vision and testament to the fact that solutions for Africa should emerge from Africa and lead the way in global narratives on knowledge and expertise for growth and development.

Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki

Former CEO, Union Development Agency NEPAD (2009 - 2022)

I am quite aware of the activities of the African School of Economics since its creation..., I have always been very impressed by its commitment to excellence and that it prepares students really well for studies in North America. They follow a curriculum and a style of teaching that is very similar to that of top North American universities

Victoria Barham

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

I have discovered with ASE, a relevant initiative on African territories that enables to put at the disposal of Africa, well trained and excellent human resources, especially in the area of economic management.

Antonin Dossou

Former Minister for Evaluation of Public Policies, Government of Benin

A great institution that will be producing the next generation of top-notch African economists. Scholars like Leonard, who give so much back to the society, are extremely rare.

Atif Mian

Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School

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