Position: Core partner director
Markus Olapade is director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP), the research center of the African School of Economics (ASE) based in Benin. He is assistant professor at ASE, where he teaches applied econometrics and impact evaluation. His main research interests are in impact evaluation in the fields of education, female empowerment, and agricultural development. He has affiliations with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED).
He holds master's degrees from Augusta University (U.S.), the University of Göttingen (Germany), and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris School of Economics). He obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Mannheim (Germany).