Abidjan, May 26, 2021 (AIP) – The African Summer School of Econometrics (ASSE) opened its doors on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, as part of the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistiques et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) of Abidjan.
A total of 50 people consisting of doctoral students, young lecturers and researchers from various institutions from several African and non-African countries take part in hybrid mode (online or face-to-face) in this Summer School, “a great first in Africa,” according to the Director of ENSEA, Hugues Kouadio.
It aims to promote the culture of economic analysis based on advanced quantitative methods based on statistical and econometric theories, added Mr. Kouadio at the opening ceremony.
Led by prominent professors including economist Manuel Arellano, from the University of Madrid in Spain, this training will last one week (from 26 May to 02 June) and will focus on five specific areas, including “causal inference and policy evaluation using experimental and non-experimental data”, “new trends in panel data analysis methods”, “Bootstrap methods”, “financial economics”.
“I invite you to build a community of practice from this training and to share the knowledge you will have acquired in your respective research centres and communities,” said the Director of ENSEA.
The celebration of ENSEA’s sixtieth anniversary will also be marked by the Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society (AFES 2021) which will take place from 2 to 5 June 2021 in Abidjan on the theme “Education and Development”, with the presence of 210 registered participants from around the world, 158 presentations of scientific papers in parallel sessions, seven keynote addresses and a panel discussion.