The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) is an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University.
CSAE carries out economic research with a particular focus on Africa. Its aim is to improve economic and social conditions in the poorest societies. CSAE researchers often use unique data which give them unrivalled insight into the underlying issues. The resulting policy recommendations address questions in the economic and political spheres as well as in civil society in developing countries.
These recommendations based on quantitative analysis are the distinctive feature of the CSAE’s work and set it apart from many other research institutions.
The CSAE’s work has played a major part in making Oxford University’s Department of Economics receive the highest ranking of all UK university Economics’ departments for its academic research during the latest independent evaluation.