Abdoulaye Seck

Mr. Seck, a Senegalese national, is a (full) professor of Economics at Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Dakar, and has been a visiting professor at various universities both in Senegal and abroad. His research interests and his teaching at various levels span fields such as Research Methodology and Communication, International Trade, Development Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Agriculture, Environment, and Applied Econometrics. He is a former economic advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture in Senegal. His teaching experience has earned him the “Best Lecturer of the Year” (2015, UCAD), and his research activities have produced various articles in journal outlets such as The World Economy, Journal of African Economies, and Journal of African Trade. He is currently guest-editor at the Review of Development Economics. In addition to various grants, his research has won two scientific awards (“Best Conference Paper”), first in 2009 while a Ph.D. student at Suffolk University (Boston) at the UNU-MERIT/Globelics annual meetings, and second in 2014 at the joint AfDB/UNECA/UNDP Africa Economic Conference. Prof. Seck is passionate about research as well as knowledge sharing, and his recently published book on “Research Methodology and Scientific Communication in Applied Economics” (L'Harmattan, in French) is a testimony of his strong drive to share his passion with young researchers and colleagues at various academic and research institutions across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

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Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Impacts of government programs, Labour markets and employment, Globalization and trade


Title Country Themes
Female Entrepreneurship, Access to Credit, and Firms' Performance in Senegal Senegal Gender & women’s empowerment , Entrepreneurship , Financial inclusion


Professor Abdoulaye Seck
Full Professor
Faculty of Economics and Management
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar

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