I am an Assistant Professor at the African School of Economics and the Director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE). I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany. I also hold a Research Master in Quantitative Economics from University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris School of Economics) and a B.A. in Economics from Georgia-Augusta University Göttingen in Germany. My current research focuses on access to and content of girls’ secondary education in Africa as a means to female empowerment. I am also interested in agricultural development on the continent. In addition to my teaching and research, I currently represent IERPE on Afrobarometer’s Executive Committee.