Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)




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

Research at the Centre is both microeconomic and macroeconomic. This means it looks at issues facing individuals, farmers, entrepreneurs or companies, as much as issues in relation to the overall economy such as inflation and exchange rate setting. Centre staff participate in a wide range of activities including data collection for both households and firms, training, and discussion with both the business and policy-making communities.

The Centre runs a variety of academic and research events throughout the year. From a termly programme of academic seminars, research workshops and webinars, to hosting several conferences, the CSAE events bring together researchers and policy makers from all over the world. Key data sets which the Centre has been responsible for collecting are also available on their website.


Find out more about the CSAE on their website

View all the staff and students at the CSAE on their website.