Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer
Olivier Sterck is the lead economist of the Refugee Economies Programme (REP) at the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC). Before joining the RSC, Olivier was postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the University of Oxford. His research is multidisciplinary in scope, building bridges between development economics, health economics, and refugee studies. Olivier's research uses applied econometrics and economic modelling to study refugee economies. With colleagues from the REP, he has been collecting and analysing data on more than 15,000 refugees and members of host populations in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia. In partnership with the World Food Programme, Olivier has been analysing the impact of various cash transfer models on the socio-economic outcomes of refugee households and refugee businesses in the Kakuma refugee camp and the Kalobeyei settlement.
For a complete list of publications, see his personal website: https://oliviersterck.wordpress.com/
Empowering refugees through cash and agriculture: a regression discontinuity design
Claire MacPherson and Olivier Sterck, (2021), Journal of Development Economics, 149
Cash transfer models and debt in the Kalobeyei settlement
Research in Brief
Olivier Sterck et al, (2020), RSC Research in Brief 15
Cash Transfer Models and Debt in the Kalobeyei Settlement
Olivier Sterck et al, (2020)
The Kalobeyei Settlement: a self-reliance model for refugees?
Alexander Betts et al, (2020), Journal of Refugee Studies, 33(1), 189 - 223