The 2021 edition of the African Conference of Econometric Society (AFES 2021) opened on Thursday at the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics (ENSEA) in Abidjan.
Opening the meeting on the theme, “Education and Development”, Yeo Nahoua, Chief of Staff of the Ivorian Minister of Planning and Development noted the relevance of the various themes that will be addressed during the conference.
“These themes correspond well to the challenges facing public policies in many countries,” explained Mr. Yéo, who represented the Minister of Planning and Development, Nialé Kaba.
Themes such as “Improving pre-secondary education in Africa: key challenges and solutions for the development of human capital”, “Educational policies for sustainable success” and “The performance of secondary education: the experimental case of Ghana” are on the menu of this conference which will end on 5 June.
“ENSEA is particularly pleased to host the 2021 edition of the African Econometrics Meeting. These major scientific activities are perfectly in line with the celebration of the 60 years of ENSEA,” said Dr. Kouadio Kouassi Hugues, Director General of the school.
The African Meeting of the Econometric Society aims to promote throughout the continent the culture of economic analysis based on advanced quantitative methods based on statistical and econometric theories.
It provides a unique forum for bringing together researchers and policy makers from across Africa and the West, while fostering a strong synergy between African researchers and their peers from overseas.
The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in relation to statistics and mathematics. It is the world’s largest forum of economists including world-renowned scholars in economics and related disciplines.
The African Meeting of the Econometric Society was preceded by the inaugural edition of the African Summer School in Econometrics (ASSE) from 26 May to 02 June 2021. This summer school brought together students, young professors and research professionals from various African and foreign institutions.
In this regard, Ismaël Mourifié, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in Canada, explained that “in this first ever African Summer School in Economics, we have a total of 60 participants, 32 on site and 28 online, all from 21 different countries”, congratulating himself that “it was an incredible summer school”.