Centre for the Study of African Economies

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) is a research centre jointly hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government and Oxford University's Department of Economics.

CSAE is the natural home of much of the research and policy work on African economic development issues at the Blavatnik School of Government and the University of Oxford in general. Its aim is to improve economic and social conditions in the poorest societies.

Centre for the Study of African Economies
About the programme

CSAE research is based on detailed local knowledge, and often involves intensive data collection leading to unique data sets which give researchers unrivalled insight into the underlying issues, using advanced quantitative analysis. Insights gained are used in policy advisory work addressing questions in the economic and political spheres as well as in civil society in developing countries.

Several Blavatnik School staff members are also members of CSAE, enhancing research collaboration, policy outreach and impact.

Improving economic and social conditions in the poorest societies