Princeton University provost David Lee, and president and founder of the African School of Economics Leonard Wantchekon (who is also professor of politics at Princeton), recently formalized a new partnership between The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF) and the African School of Economics, Benin (ASE), concluding a thoughtful months-long planning process.
The two entities will engage in many innovative and collaborative research and training initiatives. One project in particular will be designing the curriculum of ASE’s MBA program and its certificate in quantitative finance. ASE can also help to identify and encourage outstanding candidates in Africa to apply for graduate programs at Princeton University, in particular the Woodrow Wilson School. Going forward, JRCPPF and ASE will explore the possibility of faculty exchange for the purpose of research, teaching, and other scholarly activities, as well as short-term visiting programs for students between the two schools.
The African School of Economics’ mission is “to promote cutting-edge economic research, innovative public policy and to contribute to the emergence of worldclass social scientists and business in Africa. To that end, ASE has designed an innovative curriculum and has set-up teaching and exchange partnerships with more than a dozen top universities from around the world.”