Principles & Objectives

The Consortium's mission rests on two premises:

  1. That development is more likely to occur where there is sustained sound management of the economy, and
  2. That such management is more likely to occur where there exists an active, well-informed group of locally based professional economists to conduct policy-relevant research.

Hence, the mandate of AERC is threefold: enhancing the capacity of locally based researchers to conduct policy-relevant economic inquiry; promoting retention of such capacity; and encouraging its application in the policy context.