ASE will host three major research centers:
- The Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE)
- The Institute for African Studies (IAS)
- The Institute for Finance and Management (IFM)
ASE will also host an analytical social history Center, the Museum for Social Discovery.
Each institute provides students and faculty with the opportunity to actively participate in research projects sponsored by government agencies, international organizations and private corporations. The sponsored projects provide on campus employment to students and financial resources for faculty research and teaching and cultural activities. More importantly, the institutes are the channel through which ASE engage policy-makers, private entrepreneurs and development agencies.