Sènakpon Fidèle Ange DEDEHOUANOU holds a PhD in Development Economics from KU Leuven in Belgium. He also holds a doctoral degree in Applied Macroeconomics from University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar in Senegal and a Maitrise in Economics from University of Abomey Calavi in Benin. Senakpon worked for LICOS (Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance) in Leuven, Belgium. He is currently researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Abomey Calavi in Benin. His research focus on microeconomic and macroeconomic issues of development. He has quantitative skills and he has a thorough understanding of econometric techniques. He is a researcher network member of institutions such as the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP) and the the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR). He has undertaken several studies with these institutions and others. He is a STAARS (Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces) research fellow. He has been a visiting scholar of Laval University (Québec, Canada), Cornell and Syracuse University (New York, USA). He has been involved in research projects on agriculture, governance, social service delivery (water, education), social protection, food security and nutrition, (youth) employment, microfinance and entrepreneurship, gender and other macroeconomic issues. He has presented some research works in several international conferences and published some of them in peer review journals such as World Development, Review of Income and Wealth, The Journal of African Development and The Journal of Development Studies.

Fields of specialization

Poverty and inequality , Fiscal policy, Labour markets and employment, Globalization and trade


Title Country Themes
Accessing finance for productive employment opportunities in rural Benin Benin Labour markets and employment , Financial inclusion
Diversify more or less? Household resilience and food security in rural Nigeria Niger Poverty and Inequality , Labour markets and employment , Agriculture and food security
Youth unemployment and transition from School to work in Benin Benin Education and training , Labour markets and employment
Spillovers from off farm self-employment opportunities in rural Niger Niger Poverty and Inequality , Labour markets and employment


Dr Senakpon Fidele Ange Dedehouanou
Faculty of Economics and Business
University of Abomey Calavi (UAC)

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