More About CSAE
The research undertaken at the CSAE is both microeconomic and macroeconomic. This means it looks at issues facing individuals, farmers, entrepreneurs or companies, as much as those in relation to the overall economy such as inflation and exchange rate setting.
Recent highlights are presented on our Home page.
Centre Staff participate in a wide range of activities within Africa, including data collection for both households and firms, training, and discussion with both the business and policy-making communities. CSAE is building a body of informed opinion on economic policy within the continent. The Centre also operates a programme of lunch-time seminars on Tuesdays during term, and runs annual conferences aimed at its different user groups. Key data sets which the Centre has been responsible for collecting are also available on this web site.
Our former students are now employed in African universities and research institutions, as well as in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. CSAE members are available to discuss their work by phone or by e-mail.
Where can you find out more about the work of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)?
- From our projects
- From our books. Paul Collier has written three acclaimed popular books: "The Bottom Billion" published in 2008, "Wars, Guns and Votes" published in US in 2009, and the Plundered Planet published in 2010. We also have an academic book series with a country-specific focus, starting with Nigeria and Kenya. In addition, CSAE researchers have edited and co-authored books on South African Economic Policy Under Democracy and Conflict, Political Accountability and Aid.
- From our own academic Journal of African Economies
- From other academic journals
- From our CSAE Working Paper Series
The CSAE collaborates closely with such organisations as the African Economic Research Consortium, the Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank. The CSAE also collaborates with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Oxfam and World Vision, representatives of which are on the CSAE Policy Committee.