WELCOME TO THE CSAE

At the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), we have been researching economic and social development in Africa since 1986. These days, our large team of development economists research not only countries in Africa, but also in other developing areas of the world.

We are part of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford, with researchers in the Department of Economics, the Blavatnik School of Government, and the Oxford Department of International Development.

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OUR EVENTS

We run many events at the Centre, including CSAE Lunchtime Seminars and Research Workshops during term time, and several conferences and workshops throughout the academic year. Check out our new CSAE Development Economics Webinar Series, new this term!

CODERS' CORNER

Having trouble with Stata? Looking for useful tips on handling your data, exporting graphs or writing code? Then check out our Coders' Corner!

CSAE VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

The fellowships support a two month residency in Oxford, including flights, accommodation and a small stipend for a limited number of African scholars currently pursuing a career in economics

RESEARCH PROJECTS AT THE CSAE

Our researchers are working on projects across Africa and other developing countries on a range of topics from firms and labour to welfare and behaviour.

Dr Mahreen Mahmud discusses her work as part of the Mind and Behaviour Research Group on cash transfers, aspirations and goal-setting: impact on female empowerment in Kenya.

Dr Kate Orkin discusses her work as part of the Mind and Behaviour Research Group on improving labour market outcomes for young people in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Associate Professor Simon Quinn discusses his co-authored work at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, on active labour market policies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Dr Muhammad Meki discusses his co-authored work at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, on equity based microfinance for microenterprises.

CSAE RESEARCH IN ACTION

Our researchers strive to create a close and trusted network of connections with senior officials and advisors in the countries that we are working in to ensure that our research engages with the current challenges faced by policymakers and international organisations in developing countries.

Professor Stefan Dercon discusses his work at the CSAE and how academics are in a position to really make a difference.

 

Professor Chris Adam discusses what academics can offer policymakers and his role in providing informed advice as part of the CSAE.

Professor Pramila Krishnan discusses the importance of capacity building and her role at the CSAE in encouraging high-quality research on Africa.

CSAE Conference 2019: Economic Development in Africa

THE CSAE CONFERENCE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

The CSAE Conference is an annual three day event with a broad focus on issues that are relevant for economic development in Africa.

In March 2020, the CSAE Conference moved on to Twitter for #DIYCSAE! Find out more about the virtual conference.

CSAE STUDENT GRANTS SCHEME

The CSAE is able to provide small grants  (up to £2000 per grant) to support student fieldwork in development economics. These grants are designed to support students from the Department of Economics, Department of International Development, and the Blavatnik School of Government. Find out more, including information on how to apply.

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