Full-Time Faculty


AGUEY, Sêgnon

Sêgnon Aguey is a macroeconomics, financial crises and development economics specialist. He holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada) with a Master and Bachelor degrees in Economics from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). He is a member of the Canadian Economics Association and a referee for distinct scientific journals. Dr. Aguey has many years in research and teaching, as he held a teaching position at the College of Charlevoix, at the University of Sherbrooke and lastly at the University of Quebec at Montreal. He was also a member of research centers like CIRPEE and GREDI.



Dr. Alice Bonou Fandohan obtained her Ph. D. in Economics in 2016 from University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal (Facuty of Economics and Management) with a dissertation entitled “Impact of Floods on the Livelihoods of Farmers in the Context of Forest degradation and Climate change: Case Study of Benin Republic”. She also holds a Research Master in Natural Resources Management (specialisation in econometrics) and an Engineer degree (specialisation in agricultural economics) by University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. Prior to coming to ASE, Dr. Bonou worked as an Impact Evaluation Specialist at AfricaRice (Center of Rice for Africa) in Abomey-Calavi (2010 and 2012). She has also worked as Impact Evaluation Consultant for ICRISAT in Bamako, Mali (2016).


David Gbaguidi is a macroeconomist and an econometrician who holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France). His academic research activities are focused on macroeconometrics, particularly on non-linear modeling of central banks and monetary policy problematic. He has held teaching positions at the University of Sherbrooke, the University of Quebec in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and at the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (Guadeloupe). His areas of expertise are primaries: Macroeconomics, Geographical-economics, Econometrics and secondary: Game Theory, Demography, Statistics, Probability and Computing.  Since October 2014, Prof. Gbaguidi has served as ASE's Associate Dean of Planning and Student Placement.


Markus Olapade obtained his Ph. D. in 2013 from University of Mannheim, Germany (Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences). He also holds a Research Master in Quantitative Economics (specialization in econometrics) from the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris School of Economics). His B.A. degree is in Economics from the Georgia-Augusta University Göttingen (Germany). Prior to coming to ASE, Dr. Olapade worked as an Impact Evaluation Specialist at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in New Delhi, India (2012 - 2014). His research interests include education, employment and financial inclusion in developing countries. Dr. Olapade serves as assistant professor at ASE and as director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP).


Current and Past Visiting Faculty

ABATA, Matthew A.

Matthew Adeolu Abata received his Ph.D. in Financial Management from Lagos State University (Nigeria). He is a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (CPA) and a Chief Examiner with the Institute of Management (Chartered). Dr. Abata has served as Head of Department of Accounting at the Faculty of Management Sciences in Lagos State University and has more than fifteen years of teaching and research experience in both academic and professional fields.  Abata is the author of several books covering  the fields of Financial Accounting, Accounting Theory and Taxation.


Akim Adekpedjou received his Ph.D. in Statistics from University of South Carolina in 2007. He then joined the faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Statistics with Tenure in summer 2013. Akim's research interests include survival analysis, recurrent events, reliability theory, complex survey data, multiple hypotheses testing, actuarial science and estimation with data missing randomly or not. Dr. Adekpedjou is in charge of the Actuarial Science program at Missouri S&T. His honors include two campus-wide outstanding teaching awards at Missouri S&T  in 2011 and 2012, and was also awarded the outstanding graduate student researcher award in  2006 from the Department of Statistics at University of South Carolina. Akim is Associate Editor of South African Journal of Statistics as of December 2013.

BROU, Jean Marcelin Bosson

Jean Marcelin Bosson Brou is a Lecturer of Economics at University Felix Houphouet Boigny (UFHB) of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He graduated from UFHB under the Collaborative PhD Program of the African Economic Research Consortium in 2008. His research interests are essentially theoretical issues in econometric modeling, notably prediction in panel data models under non spherical errors, testing procedures in panel data, applied and simulation-based econometrics, spatial econometrics and financial econometrics. He has co-published in journals like Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, Journal of Forecasting, and Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.


Guy Degla serves as researcher and lecturer at Institut de Mathematiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) at University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) since 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in Functional Analysis and Applications by International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy and a Master in Mathematics by the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC). He has been a visiting professor in several universities around the world (Italy, China, USA, Nigeria, …), he is a member of the American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT) and a regular Associate of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, since January 2009. His research interests include, but are not limited to, nonlinear functional analysis, geometric analysis and bifurcation theory.

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Janis Hilaricus is Assistant Professor in the Economics department at Université des Antilles in Martinique (France). She received a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris, France) in 2009, a M.A. in Management Sciences from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (Tours, France) in 2004 and a M.Sc. in International Marketing from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Management (Tours, France) in 2003. Her research is broadly focused on knowledge sharing in organisations (global, development and healthcare organisations).

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Kenneth Houngbedji has completed his PhD in Economics at the Paris School of Economics (France) where he did a Masters in Public Policy and Development. He also graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique (ENSAE) in Dakar, Senegal, as engineer in statistics. He studies household choices in developing countries with the aim to help design and assess public policies. His current research focuses on the effects of land policies on different domains including time allocation, investment, productivity, intra-household relations and gender. Prior to his doctoral studies he worked as researcher evaluating learning outcomes at PASEC (Programme d’Analyse des Systèmes Educatifs de la CONFEMEN), where he designed, supervised and carried out educational surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa.

HOUNGBONON, Georges Vivien

Georges Vivien Houngbonon is a Ph.D Candidate at the Paris School of Economics-PSE (France) and a Researcher in the Regulatory Department of Orange, the French telecommunications operator. His research interests include, but are not limited to, Industrial Organization, Development Economics and Econometrics. He holds a Master degree in Public Policy and Development by PSE and a Graduate Diploma in Statistics from ENSAE-Dakar (Senegal).

HOUSSA, Romain

Romain Houssa holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from University of Leuven (Belgium). He currently serves as Associate Professor of Economics at UNamur (Belgium) where he undertakes his research within CRED (Centre de Recherche en Economie du Développement) and CeReFiM (Center for Research in Finance and Management). His research interests include the areas of Applied Macroeconomics, International Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and Development Macroeconomics.  Most of his work has been concerned with understanding the causes and welfare implications of macroeconomics fluctuations.


Pramila holds a Ph.D from University of Florida and BA (Hons.) and MA in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India.  Currently she is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge (U.K.) Her research interests include: analysis of household behaviour and rural institutions in developing countries; microeconometric approaches to development economics.


Guy-vanie Miakonkana holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Auburn University (USA), where he has taught numerous courses in mathematics and statistics from spring 2009 to spring 2013. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in mathematics from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy) and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Marien Ngouabi University (Congo).  His research interests include nonparametric robust statistics, dimension reduction and variable selection, generalized linear models, data mining and machine learning, and statistical methods for insurance and finance. Dr. Miakonkana  currently works as a senior consultant within the personal insurance research and development department at Travelers, a property and casualty insurance company, based in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

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NGOMO, Paul Aarons

Paul-Aarons Ngomo holds a MA and a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University (U.S.). He also received a Master’s in Political Science from Univesity of Connecticut (USA) and a "Doctorat de 3e Cycle" in Philosophy from the University of Abidjan-Cocody (currently known as Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). Ngomo's research focus is broadly on contemporary theories of human development, applied ethics, constitutional political economy and African Economic History.


Dadjo Servais holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics by University of Abomey Calavi - UAC (Benin). He is also holder of a Master Degree in Marketing Research and Applied Linguistics (UAC). Dr. Servais currently serves as a lecturer at the University of Abomey Calavi, where he teaches Varieties of English Language and supervises students’ research projects. Before completing his PhD dissertation, he worked on several research projects in marketing, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics. He has also worked for the Regional Institute of Industrial Engineering, Biotechnology and Applied Sciences (IRGIB Africa) teaching Marketing Research and Sociology of Organisation and Organisational Behaviour. His research interests include marketing research, English for specific purposes and applied linguistics and sociolinguistics.







PONGOU, Roland

Dr. Roland Pongou is an affiliate faculty of the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE) since September 2013. He is involved in a number of activities within the African School of Economics. He holds a Master and a PhD in Economics, both from Brown University. He also holds degrees in Mathematics and Demography. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa, the head of Research and Evaluation at the Global Economic Institute for Africa, and a Researcher at Development Research Strategies. His research focuses on the analysis of how formal and informal institutions determine demographic and economic outcomes. Some of the topics covered by his research include the formation of “infidelity networks” and their implications for HIV/AIDS spread, human capital accumulation, the impacts of the slave trade and missionary activity in Africa, and the effect of social media on political cycles and instability. As an affiliate faculty of IERPE, he has worked on the long-term impacts of colonial railways in Nigeria. He is also using household data on maternal and child health and aggreagate data on institutions and longevity to investigate the historical and institutional roots of demographic transition in African countries.

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 TCHANTCHO, Bertrand

Bertrand Tchantcho is an associate professor at the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon. He received his Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the University of Yaounde I in 2004. His research interests include Game Theory and Social Choice Theory. He is a member of the Applied Mathematics to Social Sciences group of the University of Yaounde I and associate researcher at the ETHMA (Economic Theory, Modelization and Applications) laboratory of the University of Cergy-Pontoise in France. He was been a visiting professor in several countries including USA, Canada, Spain, France and Benin.