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2017 Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society
Algiers, Algeria

June 29 July 1, 2017

2017 Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society, Algiers, Algeria, June 29 - July 1 2017



The 2017 Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society (AFES 2017) will be hosted by the Bank of Algeria. It will take place at the Ecole Supérieure des Banques in Algiers, Algeria, June 29 to July 1, 2017.  

The Presidential Address will be given by Drew Fudenberg (MIT). The Zvi Griliches Lectures will be given by Pierre André Chiappori (Columbia University). In addition to submitted papers there will be five invited lectures. The invited speakers are:

Philippe Aghion (Harvard University and College de France)
Raouf Boucekkine (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)
Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich)
Bernard Salanié (Columbia University)
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics, 2014 Nobel Prize)

Submissions will be open from January 15, 2017. The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2017. Papers can only be submitted electronically through Conference Maker on At least one of the authors must be a member of the Econometric Society, and all participants must register for the conference. You may join the Society at Each person may submit only one paper and present only one paper. However, each person is allowed to be a co-author of several papers submitted to the conference.

Financial support will be availed to young African researchers who wish to present papers during the conference. The allocation of the grants will be on a competitive basis and applications will be evaluated by a review committee. The grants will cover travel and accommodation expenses. Applications for grants should be sent to by March 12, 2017 and should be accompanied by the applicant’s CV. Selected applicants will be informed by April 15, 2017.

The Program Chairs are Kaddour Hadri (Queen’s University Belfast) and Nour Meddahi (Toulouse School of Economics).  The Local Organizing Committee Chair is Djamel Ben Belkacem (Bank of Algeria).    

Program Committee

Rabah Amir (University of Iowa)
Rabah Arezki (IMF)
Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University)
Mohamed Bentarzi (Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene)
Raouf Boucekkine (Aix-Mareille School of Economics)
Ahlem Dakhlaoui (Carthage University)
Abdelaati Daouia (Toulouse School of Economics)
Habiba Djebbari (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)
Prosper Dovonon (Concordia University)
Bruno Feunou (Bank of Canada)
Mouez Fodha (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Farid Gasmi (Toulouse School of Economics)
Steve Koch (University of Pretoria)
Victor Murinde (University of Birmingham)
Yaw Nyarko (New York University)
Mohamed Saleh (Toulouse School of Economics)
Saïd Souam (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse (IFPRI, Nairobi)
Abderrahim Taamouti (Durham University)
Roméo Tédongap (ESSEC Business School)
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)


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