Théophile Azomahou is Director of Training at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and full Professor of Economics at the University Clermont Auvergne, CERDI. His research resonates around development economics at the frontier of evidence-based policy, quantitative empirics and economic theory. His expertise includes sustainable human development, environmental and natural resource economics, health economics, intergenerational mobility in Africa, impact evaluation, applied econometrics, economic theory. Besides, he has acquired first-hand operation experience of conducting effective policy dialogues and negotiations with multiple development actors.

Prior to joining AERC in February 2021, Professor Azomahou was associate Professor of Economics at the University of Strasbourg (2001-2008), holder of the Chair of Econometrics at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (2005-2007), Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University, UNU (2008-2018) in which capacity he led the UNU research group on `Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions’, Professor of Development Economics at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (2010-2020), Professor of Economics at the University of Lorraine-Nancy (2012-2015), Professor of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS (2018-2020), Professor of Economics at the University Clermont Auvergne, CERDI (2015-onwards).

Professor Azomahou holds a PhD and a Master degree in economics, both from the University of Strasbourg, France. He also received an executive education on `A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking' from Harvard Kennedy School, USA. He is senior Fellow of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.