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This new Éco ici Éco elsewhere program gives the floor to three brilliant African economists. Leonard Wantchekon, Landry Signé and Abdoulaye Ndiaye have different backgrounds, but one thing in common: they live and work in the United States. What impact on their vision of African economies? What look at American economic news?
Leonard Wantchekon was born in Benin, a country he was forced to flee under the Kérékou regime. He is now a professor of political and economic science at Princeton University. He is vice-president of the American Political Science Association and founded, a few years ago in Benin, the African School of Economics.
Landry Signed is Cameroonian and a member of the Center for African Studies at Stanford University in California. He is also an associate researcher at the Brookings Institution, one of the oldest American think tanks. His most recent book ”Unlocking Africa’s business potential”, At the Brookings Institution Press.
Abdoulaye Ndiaye is Senegalese. After working in Chicago in the local branch of the United States Federal Reserve, he is now an assistant professor at New York University, and his research focuses on the financing of American social security and tax issues.