Markus Olapade obtained his Ph. D. in 2013 from University of Mannheim, Germany (Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences). He also holds a Research Master in Quantitative Economics (specialization in econometrics) from the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris School of Economics). His B.A. degree is in Economics from the Georgia-Augusta University Göttingen (Germany). Prior to coming to ASE, Dr. Olapade worked as an Impact Evaluation Specialist at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in New Delhi, India (2012 - 2014). His research interests include education, employment and financial inclusion in developing countries. Dr. Olapade serves as assistant professor at ASE and as director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP).