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SIER 2015 aura lieu au Bénin du 7 au 18 décembre. Il se compose de trois sessions:

  • Session 1: Formation portant sur le plan de recherche (décembre 12-13)
  • Session 2: Présentation de recherche (décembre 14-16)
  • Session 3: Table ronde - débat politique (décembre 17)

 

La première édition de SIER a été sponsorisé par l'Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). Dans leur désir d'améliorer la capacité des économistes africains à concevoir les politiques de développement sur le continent, ils ont donné pour mandat à l'institut d'été de contribuer à l'établissement de réseaux de recherches collaboratifs et multidisciplinaires et d'engagement politique impliquant les universitaires et décideurs africains. Le SIER 2015 a eu lieu au Bénin du 7 au 18 décembre.


Il a duré 11 jours et s'est principalement axé autour de trois sessions :

 

Session 1: Formation portant sur le plan de recherche

La première session consistait en un atelier de cinq jours qui a porté sur le plan de recherche et les méthodes empiriques (par exemple, inférence causale et stratégies d'identification, plan de sondage, des méthodes des SIGs). Le public cible était composé de jeunes économistes africains prometteurs et de professeurs d'université résidant en Afrique.


Session 2: Présentation de recherche

La deuxième session était consacrée à entre 10 à 15 présentations de travaux de recherches par des participants sur des thématiques définies telles que l'économie politique, l'économie du développement, et l'économétrie. Les thématiques se basaient essentiellement sur les principaux défis politiques et les discussions y afférentes dans les pays africains.


Session 3: Table ronde - débat politique

La troisième session a consisté en une table ronde de spécialistes chevronnés des sciences sociales en Afrique pour un débat politique sur le développement du continent. Celle-ci a permis aux chercheurs et décideurs de s'engager dans des dialogues potentiellement à même de mener à une recherche académique plus orientée et plus en phase avec les politiques.

 

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SIER GROUP FRONT 

Participants au Session 1: Formation portant sur le plan de recherche (ASE Campus, Abomey-Calavi)

 

Summer Institute for Economic Research (SIER) - Session 2: Présentation de recherche (Ganna Hotel, Grand Popo)

Photo de panélistes qui ont participé à la journée d’ouverture de la session 2. De gauche à droite, Tite Yokossi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cedric Okou (ESG Finance, Université du Québec à Montréal), Pierre Nguimkeu (Andrew Young School of Economics, GSU), Leonard Wanchekon (ASE, Princeton University), Rachidi Kotchoni (ASE), Ismael Mourifie (University of Toronto), Kagba Kousse (ASE) and Damase Sossou (Bureau du Premier Ministre du Benin).

 

Participants au Session 3: Table ronde - débat politique (Palais des Congres, Cotonou)

 

The first edition of SIER was sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). In their willingness to improve the ability of African economists to shape development policy on the continent, the goal of the summer institute is to contribute to the establishment of networks of collaborative, multidisciplinary research and policy engagement involving African academics and policy makers. SIER 2015 took place in Benin from December 7 to 18.

The Summer Institute for Economic Research (SIER) last 11 days and it revolved around three major sessions:

Session 1: Training on Research Design

The first session consisted of a 5-day workshop on research design and empirical methods (e.g. causal inference and identification strategies, survey design, GIS methods). The target audience included rising young African economists and Africa-based university professors.

Session 2: Presentation of research

The second session was devoted to 10 to 15 presentations of working papers by participants on selected topics such as political economy, development economics, and econometrics. Topics were be based on the leading policy challenges and debates in African countries.

Session 3: Policy discussion roundtable

The third session included a policy roundtable on African development involving accomplished African social science scholars. This offered researchers and policymakers an opportunity to engage in dialogues, potentially leading to more focused and policy relevant academic research.

 

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SIER GROUP FRONT 

Group picture of participants to Session I: Training on Research Design (ASE Campus, Abomey-Calavi)

 

 

Summer Institute for Economic Research (SIER) - Session II: Research Conference (Ganna Hotel, Grand Popo)

Picture of panelists that participated in the opening day of Session 2. From left to right,Tite Yokossi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cedric Okou (ESG Finance, Université du Québec à Montréal), Pierre Nguimkeu (Andrew Young School of Economics, GSU), Leonard Wanchekon (ASE, Princeton University), Rachidi Kotchoni (ASE), Ismael Mourifie (University of Toronto), Kagba Kousse (ASE) and Damase Sossou (Prime Minister Office, Benin).

 

Group picture of participants to Session III: Policy Discussion Roundtable (Palais des Congres, Cotonou)

 

 

Testimonials - SIER 2015

“ASE Summer Institute for Economic Research was an opportunity to discover one of the largest economic and statistic research platforms in Africa. ASE’s students are really motivated, I was totally impressed by the high quality of their research. The outstanding and creative research environment fostered at ASE made it a great place to do science” / Marie Christelle Mabeu (PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa, Canada)

“ASE is poised to be the continental epicentre of world-class innovative economic research and training of the brightest African economists, the next generation of leading scholars and transformational policy leaders. The cutting-edge skills of ASE students are astonishing, having nothing to envy to many world-leading universities. After listening to many ASE students’ insightful presentations and reading their outstanding papers, I extended collaboration opportunities to some of them and anticipate hiring more. ASE is definitively the place to be for anyone studying Economics in Africa” / Landry Signé (University of Alaska Anchorage; Distinguished Fellow, Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, USA)

“The African School of Economics is a vibrant international and intellectual community. Students are exposed to cutting-edge methods in economics and public policy and are connected to a wide network of top scholars and institutions around the world. Not only do the ASE programs prepare students for a scientific research career, they also train them for a brilliant career in the public or private spheres” / Pierre Nguimkeu (Georgia State University, USA)

“I have the privilege to participate fully in well thought out program in research design, research presentations and policy forum of ASE in December 2015.  ASE is one of the leading economic institutions in West Africa with a vision of becoming a world-class center of excellence in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Finance. Through the provision of high quality programs and services, caring faculty and the cultivation of a participant-centered learning environment, ASE has been able to maintain a vigilant focus on human capacity development and institutional contribution to the national development efforts of across the West Coast” / Kingsley Agomor (School of Public Services and Governance - Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana)

"ASE is an innovative institution where students can learn in English, the main language of research, and enroll in top quality economics programs. ASE has a friendly environment where students and researchers can learn from leading researchers from North America, and where you can take advantage of diversity. The African School of Economics gives Africans a true identity in the world, making it one of the best institutions on the continent” / Françoise Okah (University of Younde II, Cameroon)

"During the 2015 Summer Institute for Economic Research, hosted by the African School of Economics in Benin, I had the opportunity to interact with students and faculty members of this prominent institution. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice mix and high level training received by students in mathematics, statistics and economics. I have no doubt that ASE will become very soon a leading institution for research and postgraduate study in Africa” / Ismael Mourifié (University of Toronto, Canada)

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