Leonard Wantchekon and the African School of Economics

Leonard Wantchekon giving a presentation at the 2019 RISE conference

This week's edition of The Economist features an excellent profile of Leonard Wantchekon, Principal Investigator of the RISE Nigeria Country Research Team. The article tells how Professor Wantchekon founded Benin's African School of Economics, a world-class academic institution where African students can become leaders in scholarship about Africa. 

In addition to his role as a RISE Principal Investigator, Professor Wantchekon is President of the African School of Economics and a professor at Princeton University. 





Lillie Kilburn is the administrative assistant for RISE, based at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She works with the RISE Directorate assisting with event planning and communications, as well as other administrative requirements. Previously, she worked in the Office for Sponsored Programs at Harvard University. She has a BA in English from Smith College and a Master of Arts in Teaching in English Education from Boston University.


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