Papers Submission Deadline: February 5, 2021
2021/02/04 18:00:55

The 2021 African Meeting of the Econometric Society (AFES 2021) will be hosted by Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) from June 3 to 5, 2021.


Important dates for paper submission:

  • Papers Submission Starts: December 21, 2020
  • Papers Submission Deadline: February 5, 2021
  • Papers Status Notification: February 26, 2021

Registration will open for non-presenting attendees in early January and for presenters directly after paper status notification. Papers shall be submitted electronically in pdf format. Each person may submit and present only one paper; however, each person may be a co-author of several papers submitted to the conference. The presenting author must be a member of the Econometric Society, and all participants must register for the conference.


Manuel Arellano (CEMFI, Madrid) will deliver the Marschak Fund lecture  during the the Summer School on June 2, 2021.

Conference Format: Hybrid – Both onsite and online participation/presentation will be allowed. All the presentations will be available on a virtual platform.

Conference Fees: Payment at


Registration categories and pricing are covered in detail below:

a) Early registration – before April 15, 2021:

Onsite participation:

  • Regular fees:  US$ 250
  • Students’ fees: US$ 150


Online participation:

  • Presenters: Regular fees: US$ 150
  • Students’ fees: US$ 100
  • Non-presenter fees: US$ 50


b) Late registration – after April 15, 2021:

Onsite participation:

  • Regular fees: US$ 300
  • Students’ fees: US$ 200


Online participation:

  • Presenters: Regular fees: US$ 200
  • Students’ fees: US$ 150
  • Non-presenter fees: US$ 50


AFRICA SUMMER SCHOOL IN ECONOMETRICS (ASSE) 2021:  Prior to the Meeting, the 2021 Africa Summer School in Econometrics (ASSE) will be hosted by ENSEA from May 25, to June 2, 2021. This Summer School will feature the 2021 Marschak lecture that will take place on June 2, 2021 and delivered by Manuel Arellano (CEMFI, Madrid). The 2021 ASSE includes the following topics:

  • (i) Causal inference and policy evaluation for (Quasi) experimental data and Non-experimental data,
  • (ii) New developments on Panel data analysis methods,
  • (iii) Bootstrap Methods,
  • (iv) Financial Econometrics,
  • (v) Macroeconometrics: Time series.


Confirmed lecturers are (in alphabetical order):

More information on the Summer School is available at


Financial Support:

Financial support will be available to young researchers from Africa who wish to present papers during the conference. The allocation of the grants will be on a competitive basis. The grants will partially cover travel and accommodation expenses for on-site participants. Applications for grants should be sent to by March 5, 2021 and should be accompanied by the applicant’s CV. Selected applicants will be informed by March 15, 2021.


Programme Chairs:


Local Organizing Committee:


Programme Committee:

  • Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
  • Illenin Kondo (University of Notre Dame)
  • Yves Atchadé (Boston University)
  • Romuald Méango (Max-Planck Institute)
  • Hafedh Bouakez (HEC, Montreal)
  • Césaire Meh (Bank of Canada)
  • Louphou Coulibaly (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Abdoulaye Ndiaye (New York University)
  • Habiba Djebbari (Aix-Marseille University)
  • Pierre Nguimkeu (Georgia State Univ.)
  • Antoine Djogbenou (York University)
  • Dozie Okoye (Dalhousie University)
  • Bruno Feunou (Bank of Canada)
  • Sophie Osotimehin (UQAM)
  • Robert Garlick (Duke University)
  • Roland Pongou (University of Ottawa)
  • Dalia Ghanem (University of California, Davis)
  • Modibo Sidibé (Duke University)
  • Ian Heffernan (African School of Economics)
  • Issouf Soumaré (Université Laval)
  • Désiré Kanga (Ensea, Abidjan)
  • Abderrahim Taamouti (Durham Univ.)
  • Désiré Kédagni (Iowa State University)
  • Roméo Tédongap (ESSEC, Paris)
  • Steve Koch (University of Pretoria)
  • Georges Tsafack (Univ. of Rhode Island)
  • Marlene Koffi (University of Toronto