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


Constructive Dialogues and the Demand for Quality Education in Nigeria

Conversations at Education Summits with key stakeholders in Nigerian education revealed the power of inclusion: having been given a voice, these stakeholders...

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The life and work of Leonard Wantchekon

As a young man in his native Benin, Leonard Wantchekon was arrested for leading a student uprising against the repressive government...

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SMEDAN sets up gender desk to encourage women entrepreneurs

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN...

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28th, Mar 2023
Micah Didion: ASE Alumnus Lectures on the Ever-Changing World of Logistics

As the world economy becomes ever-more connected and international, so does the student body of the The African School of…

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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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Financial Aid

Here is a list of scholarships and fee waviers on offer at ASE

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ASE in Numbers


Students and alumni across different campuses


Degree programs.


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 Developrnent 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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