Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy

IERPE specializes in empirical social sciences research with special focus on political economy and development economics. The Institute has conducted over 25 projects including a multi-year public opinion research (Afrobarometer), education and social mobility and, experimental research in political economy and governance.

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Education, Human Capital
Externalities and Social Mobility:
Evidence from Colonial Benin

Participative Campaign Strategies and Electoral Support for Good Governance

 World economic forum IREEP

World Economic Forum (The Global Competitiveness Report)


Improving Emergency Health Care in Benin

 bed net IREEP

Bed Net Usage in Benin

 Impact Evaluation of the "Entreprenant" Status

 Local Governance

land fertility IREEP

Land Fertility and Poverty

Impact Evaluation of the Promotion of Girls’ Education in Benin: a Natural Experiment

girls school IREEP 

Examining the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Supplementary Math Courses with a Focus on Girls


Motivating Bureaucrats: Group Incentives and Organizational Performance of Local Governments