Our Journey


ASE launched a joint Master’s degree program (HASPERE) with New York City University in 2021

The ASE Abuja Campus was set up 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that scientific research is a vital human survival strategy leading to the foundation of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council (PASRC) in 2020. The PASRC’s mission is to bring together a network of African and Africa-focused scientists, economists and professionals who will lead the way in producing world-class research and influencing evidence-based policymaking on the African continent.

ASE launched the second campus in Abidjan, Cote d’lvorie in 2020


ASE hosts the Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society in Cotonou from July 12-14, featuring 2007 Nobel Laureate Roger Myerson


ASE promotes high school mathematics by inviting Animath to host a summer school and supporting the launch of the Benimath-Lica Club

ASE holds its annual Opening Ceremony at the newly-constructed campus in Abomey-Calavi

ASE announces launch of the Institute for Finance and Management (IFM)


The Second Summer Institute for Economic Research (SIER)

ASE launches its new Institute for African Studies

ASE partners with Princeton University’s Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF)


ASE introduces a Certificate Program in Impact Evaluation

Afrobarometer Summer School

First Summer Institute for Economic Research (SIER), sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

ASE and the Centre de Recherche en Économie du Développement (CRED) organise a joint workshop on Development Economics


The first cohort of students enrolls at the African School of Economics


First summer school for the Empirical Political Economy Network (EPEN) is hosted by IREEP, with a focus on “Democracy and Governance”

2006 - 2009

74 students graduate from IERPE’s Masters of Public Economics and Applied Statistics (MEPSA) program


IERPE becomes the Core Partner of Afrobarometer in Francophone Africa


Leonard Wantchekon founds the Institute of Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE)