Social Sciences

The social sciences thematic group includes disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography and political science. Council members carry out research in a broad range of innovative topics. These include, but are not limited to, healthcare systems and outcomes, competition policy and industrial organization; economic history in African countries; macroeconomic policy, international institutions and trade; conflict and state building; and conservation and climate change. A significant number of council members contribute to the methods of their disciplines, working on topics such as the measurement of inequality, econometric tools to deal with observational data of poor quality, and experimental methods in the social sciences. Council members' research has been influential in both evaluating and influencing policies implemented by national governments and multilateral institutions. Council members have received funding from competitive grant bodies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Fulbright Program.



Karim Maher Abadir
Emeritus Professor of Financial Econometrics
Imperial College London
Djerou Haggar Abdallah
Master Student in Management and Evaluation of Public Action
Aix-Marseille University
Ramses Abul Naga
Honorary Professor
University of Malaga
Esther Leah Achandi
Post Doctoral Fellow, Gender
The International Livestock Research Institute
Souleimane Adeyemi Adekambi
Assistant Professor
University of Parakou
Ojo Johnson Adelakun
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Adedeji Peter Adeniran
Director of Education and Governance Research
The Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa
Samuel Aderemi Igbatayo
Afe Babalola University, Nigeria
Chisom Stephannie Adinde
Strategy Consultant
PwC, Nigeria
Pyemo Afego
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pretoria
G. Edzordzi Agbozo
PhD Candidate
Michigan Technological University
Emmanuel Remi Aiyede
Department Head and Professor of Political Science
University of Ibadan
Gbenga Wilfred Akinola
Federal University Oye, Ekiti State Nigeria
Olufunke Alaba
Senior Lecturer of Economics
University of Cape Town
Philip Olasupo Alege
Professor of Economics
Covenant University, Nigeria
Didier Alia
Research Associate
University of Washington
Uchechi Shirley Anaduaka
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Oladotun Anifowose
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
The Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
Sophia Chiremba Anong
Associate Professor of Consumer Economics
University of Georgia
Seth Christopher Yaw Appiah
Kwame Nkrumah University of Social Sciences, Kumasi
Belinda Archibong
Assistant Professor of Economics
Barnard College, Columbia University
Abraham Asfaw
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Bates College
N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
Professor & Director of the Institute for African Development
Cornell University
John E. Ataguba
Associate Professor and Director of the Health Economics Unit
University of Cape Town
Patricia Augier
Professor of Economics
Aix-Marseille University

Featured Scientists

Fadma Ait Mous
Professor of Sociology, Head of Sociology Department
Hassan II University of Casablanca
John E. Ataguba
Associate Professor and Director of the Health Economics Unit
University of Cape Town
Naa Oyo Kwate
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Human Ecology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey